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Reading Authority and Representing Rule in Early Modern England

Reading Authority and Representing Rule in Early Modern England

by Kevin Sharpe
     
 

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Reading Authority and Representing Rule in Early Modern England explores the publication and reception of authority in early modern England. Examples are drawn from a broad range of source, including royal portraits, architecture, coins and medals and written texts.This is a volume that presents the history of society and state as a cultural as well as an

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Reading Authority and Representing Rule in Early Modern England explores the publication and reception of authority in early modern England. Examples are drawn from a broad range of source, including royal portraits, architecture, coins and medals and written texts.This is a volume that presents the history of society and state as a cultural as well as an institutional or political history.

The author, Kevin Sharpe, was a leading scholar in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of early modern Britain. He pioneered the application of methods and approaches from other disciplines, such as literary criticism, reception studies and visual culture, to the study of the English Renaissance state. This will be an important text for anyone studying early modern England, as well as for those interested in the methods of cultural history and the explication of written and visual texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441195012
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/23/2012
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Sharpe is Professor of Renaissance Studies and Director of the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. A former Professor of History at Southampton University and of English at Warwick, he has been a Leverhulme Research Professor, Mellon Professor at The California Institute of Technology and visiting professor to the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, the Stanford Humanities Centre, the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University and Humboldt Prize professor at the Max Planck Institute Goettingen. A historian of culture and politics, he has been a pioneer in bringing to the study of the English Renaissance state the perspectives and methods of other disciplines: literary criticism, the history of the book, reception studies and studies in visual culture. His books include Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in 16th Century England (Yale) and Remapping Early Modern England: The Culture of 17th Century Politics (CUP).

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