Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain

Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain

by Joad Raymond, Raymond Joad
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521028779

ISBN-13: 9780521028776

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This unique history of the printed pamphlet in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Britain traces its rise as an imaginative and often eloquent literary form. Using a broad range of historical, bibliographical and textual evidence, the book shows the coherence of the literary form and the diversity of genres and imaginative devices employed by pamphleteers.

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Overview

This unique history of the printed pamphlet in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Britain traces its rise as an imaginative and often eloquent literary form. Using a broad range of historical, bibliographical and textual evidence, the book shows the coherence of the literary form and the diversity of genres and imaginative devices employed by pamphleteers. Individual chapters examine Elizabethan religious controversy, the book trade, the distribution of pamphlets, pamphleteering in the English Civil War, women and gender, and print in the Restoration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028776
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
428
Sales rank:
541,634
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of figures; Preface; Notes on conventions; Prologue: changing experiences, 1588, 1642, 1688; 1. What is a pamphlet?; 2. 'How loudely they cry': Marprelate, purity and paper bullets; 3. 'Stitchers, Binders, Stationers, Hawkers': printing practices and the book trade; 4. 'A mongrel race of Mercuries lately sprung up': the business of news, c. 1580–1660; 5. 'From words to blowes': Scottish origins of the explosion of print, 1637–42; 6. 'This bookish partiall formall fierce factious animositous age': printing revolutions, 1641–60; 7. 'Speaking abroad': gender, female authorship and pamphleteering; 8. 'A Bog of Plots, Sham-plots, Subordinations and Perjuries': pamphlets and polemic in the Restoration; Epilogue; Index of names and titles; General index.

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