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Religion and Culture in Renaissance England - Claire McEachern

Religion and Culture in Renaissance England

By: Claire McEachern (Editor), Debora Shuger (Editor)

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Published: 23rd July 2003
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Essays by leading historians and literary scholars investigate the role of religion in shaping political, social, and literary forms from the Reformation to the Civil Wars. Individual essays discuss the relationship between religion and culture, and explore how religion informs some of the central texts of English Renaissance literature, including work by Foxe, Hooker, Shakespeare, Donne, Lanyer, and Milton. The collection demonstrates the massive centrality of religion to early modern constructions of gender, subjectivity, and nationhood.

'... a ground-breaking collection.' Cahiers Elisabethains

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Form and Community
Biblical rhetoric: the English nation and national sentiment in the prophetic mode
'The noyse of the new Bible': reform and reaction in Henrician England
'Foxe's' Books of Martyrs: printing and popularising the Acts and Monuments
The place of the stigmata in Christological poetics
'Society supernatural': the imagined community of Hooker's Laws
Hooker in the context of European cultural history
Literature and Dogma
Pain, persecution, and the construction of selfhood in Foxe's Acts and Monuments
Love's martyrs: Shakespeare's 'Phoenix and Turtle' and the sacrificial sonnets
The gender of religious devotion
Othello as protestant propaganda
Milton against humility
Index
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ISBN: 9780521584258
ISBN-10: 0521584256
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 23rd July 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62