First full study of the use made by Renaissance writers of the past in their prose fiction.
From the PublisherMakes impressive contributions to criticism on Renaissance historiography and deserves recognition for its role in establishing historical fiction as a Renaissance genre worthy of further excellent analysis. ENGLISH STUDIES The achievement of this study... remains substantial in setting out an agenda for future research. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTAlex Davis's imaginative, articulate study of Renaissance prose fiction's engagements with history deserves a wide readership. RENAISSANCE QUARTERLYOffers subtle complex readings of a number of works (and) makes an excellent argument that historical fiction was an important literary genre in the period. CHOICE(M)akes a compelling claim for the special status of prose fiction in this period, a status that has not thus far been recognized. (...) The achievement of this study (...) remains substantial (...) for future research. TLS Alex Davis's imaginative, articulate study of Renaissance prose fiction's engagements with history deserves a wide readership. RENAISSANCE QUARTERLY
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