Inventing Polemic: Religion, Print, and Literary Culture in Early Modern England

Inventing Polemic: Religion, Print, and Literary Culture in Early Modern England

by Jesse M. Lander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521838541

ISBN-13: 9780521838542

Pub. Date: 04/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Jesse Lander explores the development of the book in early modern England as both a physical object and a platform for debate and polemic. Wide-ranging in its consideration of texts, from Foxe's Acts and Monuments, Milton's Areopagitica and Hamlet to ephemeral polemical pamphlets from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the volume recasts the historical and

Overview

Jesse Lander explores the development of the book in early modern England as both a physical object and a platform for debate and polemic. Wide-ranging in its consideration of texts, from Foxe's Acts and Monuments, Milton's Areopagitica and Hamlet to ephemeral polemical pamphlets from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the volume recasts the historical and theological contexts of early modern English literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521838542
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The disorder of books; 1. Foxe's Books of Martyrs: printing and popularizing the Actes and Monuments; 2. Martin Marprelate and the fugitive text; 3. 'Whole Hamlets': Q1, Q2, and the work of distinction; 4. Printing Donne: poetry and polemic in the early seventeenth century; 5. Areopagitica and 'The True Warfaring Christian'; 6. Institutionalizing polemic: the rise and fall of Chelsea College; Epilogue: Polite learning.

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