Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance, 1545-1625

Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance, 1545-1625

by Andrew Hadfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199233659

ISBN-13: 9780199233656

Pub. Date: 11/02/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

What was the purpose of representing foreign lands for writers in the English Renaissance? This innovative and wide-ranging study argues that writers often used their works as vehicles to reflect on the state of contemporary English politics, particularly their own lack of representation in public institutions. Hadfield explores in his work representations of Europe,…  See more details below

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What was the purpose of representing foreign lands for writers in the English Renaissance? This innovative and wide-ranging study argues that writers often used their works as vehicles to reflect on the state of contemporary English politics, particularly their own lack of representation in public institutions. Hadfield explores in his work representations of Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Far East, selecting pertinent examples rather than attempting to embrace a total coverage. He also offers fresh readings of Shakespeare, Marlowe, More, Lyly, Hakluyt, Harriot, Nashe, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199233656
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/02/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Introduction: Changing Places in English Renaissance Literature1
1'How harmful be the errors of princes': English Travellers in (Western) Europe, 1545-162017
2'What is the matter with yowe Christen men?': English Colonial Literature, 1555-162569
3'The perfect glass of state': English Fiction from William Baldwin to John Barclay, 1553-1625134
4'All my travels' history': Reading the Locations of Renaissance Plays200
Afterword265
Bibliography267
Index297

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