The Shepheard's Nation: Jacobean Spenserians and Early Stuart Political Culture, 1612-1625

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This is a study of a group of Jacobean Spenserian poets, William Browne, George Wither, and Christopher Brooke, and of the ways in which these writers represented themselves as a distinctive oppositional community in the years 1612 to 1625.

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"The 'Shepheardes Nation' is an important contribution to our understanding of Jacobean literature and politics. Michelle O'Callaghan writes lucidly and carefully, and her book is genuinely interdisciplinary, dealing authoritatively with political history and theory and with the development of print culture, as well as with literary works."—Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198186380
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Oxford English Monographs Series
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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University of Loughborough
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Table of Contents

The 'shepheard's nation': William Browne, The Shepheard's Pipe (1614) and George Wither, The Shepherd's Hunting (1615)
Tyranny, Parliament, and the 'Country': Christopher Brooke's The Ghost of Richard the Third (1614)
'Thus deare Britannia will I sing of thee': William Browne, Britannia's Pastorals
George Wither, Citizen Prophet
The 'Evill Time': Spenserian Community in the 1620s

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