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The Cambridge Companion to Writing of the English Revolution : Cambridge Companions to Literature (Paperback) - N. H. Keeble

The Cambridge Companion to Writing of the English Revolution

Cambridge Companions to Literature (Paperback)

By: N. H. Keeble (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th September 2001
ISBN: 9780521645225
Number Of Pages: 318

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This collection of fifteen essays by leading scholars examines the extraordinary diversity and richness of the writing produced in response to, and as part of, the upheaval in the religious, political and cultural life of the nation which constituted the English Revolution.

The turmoil of the civil wars fought out from 1639 to 1651, the shock of the execution of Charles I, and the uncertainty of the succeeding period of constitutional experiment were enacted and refigured in writing which both shaped and was shaped by the tumultuous times.

The various strategies of this battle of the books are explored through essays on the course of events, intellectual trends and the publishing industry; in discussions of canonical figures such as Milton, Marvell, Bunyan and Clarendon; and in accounts of women's writing and of fictional and non-fictional prose. A full chronology, detailed guides to further reading and a glossary are included.

"Collectively, these essays represent revisionist history at its best, because the innovative views their authors expound challenge previous assumptions and point to future lines of inquiry...Very highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates through faculty." CHOICE "The standard of these essyas is impeccable, and they fit together to yield a satisfying whole." Renaissance Quarterly "This book ably demonstrates the range of literary forms during the mid-seventeenth century, from the ephemeral to the canonical, and from the published to the unpublished." Seventeenth Century News "All in all, this is a useful volume." Albion

List of illustrationsp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Chronologiesp. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
Contexts
The causes and course of the British Civil Warsp. 13
Ideas in conflict: political and religious thought during the English Revolutionp. 32
Texts in conflict: the press and the Civil Warp. 50
Radical voices
Radical pamphleteeringp. 71
Milton's prose and the Revolutionp. 87
Andrew Marvell and the Revolutionp. 107
Female voices
Women's poetryp. 127
Women's historiesp. 148
Prophecy, enthusiasm and female pamphleteersp. 162
Conservative voices
Royalist lyricp. 181
Prayer-book devotion: the literature of the proscribed episcopal churchp. 198
Royalist epic and romancep. 215
Rethinking the war
The English Revolution and English historiographyp. 233
Paradise Lost from Civil War to Restorationp. 251
Bunyan and the Holy Warp. 268
Historical glossaryp. 286
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780521645225
ISBN-10: 0521645220
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 17th September 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.5