Distinguished historians and literary scholars explore the overlap, interplay, and interaction between history and fiction.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Donald Kelley and David Harris Sacks; 2. Example and truth: Deggory Wheare and the ars historica J. H. M. Salmon; 3. Truth, lies and fiction in sixteenth-century Protestant historiography Patrick Collinson; 4. Thomas More and the English Renaissance: history and fiction in Utopia Joseph Levine; 5. Ancestral and antiquarian: Little Crosby and early modern historical culture Daniel Woolf; 6. Murder in Faversham: Holinshed's impertinent history Richard Helgerson; 7. Foul, his Wife, the Mayor, and Foul's Mare: anecdote in Tudor historiography Annabel Patterson; 8. Thomas Hobbes' Machiavellian moments David Wooton; 9. The background of Hobbes' Behemoth Fritz Levy; 10. Leviathan, mythic history, and natural historiography Patricia Springborg; 11. Adam Smith and the history of private life Mark Phillips; 12. Protesting fiction, constructing history Paul Hunter; 13. Contemplative heroes and Gibbon's historical imagination Patricia Craddock; 14. Experience, truth, and natural history in early English gardening books Rebecca Bushnell.
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