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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500-1600 : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Arthur F. Kinney

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500-1600

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Arthur F. Kinney (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st January 2000
ISBN: 9780521587587
Number Of Pages: 364

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This is the first comprehensive account of English Renaissance literature in the context of the culture which shaped it: the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the tumult of Catholic and Protestant alliances during the Reformation, the age of printing and of New World discovery. In this century courtly literature under Henry VIII moves toward a new, more personal poetry of sentiment, narrative and romance. The development of English prose is seen in the writing of More, Foxe and Hooker and in the evolution of satire and popular culture. Drama moves from the churches to the commercial playhouses with the plays of Kyd, Marlowe and the early careers of Shakespeare and Jonson. The Companion tackles all these subjects in fourteen newly-commissioned essays, written by experts for student readers. A detailed chronology of major literary achievements concludes with a list of authors and their dates.

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'Readers seeking a clear and informative introduction to Renaissance literary culture broadly defined will be well served by this Companion; those in search of more specialist material and inspiration will also find much of interest.' Reformation

List of illustrationsp. xi
List of contributorsp. xiii
Chronologiesp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The sixteenth centuryp. 11
Tudor aestheticsp. 29
Authorship and the material conditions of writingp. 64
Poetry, patronage, and the courtp. 90
Religious writingp. 104
Dramatic experiments: Tudor drama, 1490-1567p. 132
Dramatic achievementsp. 153
Lyric formsp. 178
Narrative, romance, and epicp. 200
The evolution of Tudor satirep. 220
Chronicles of private lifep. 241
Popular culture in printp. 265
Rewriting the world, rewriting the bodyp. 287
Writing empire and nationp. 310
Indexp. 330
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ISBN: 9780521587587
ISBN-10: 0521587581
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 31st January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52