The Routledge Encyclopedia of Tudor England

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Tudor England is the first encyclopedia devoted entirely to the study of the Tudor period. Previously published as Tudor England: An Encylopedia, this hugely useful reference work is now available in paperback for the first time. England under the Tudors moved from a monarchy threatened by pretenders, through the strong rule of Henry VIII, to a time when Elizabeth I's advisors implored her to marry to protect the Tudor succesion. For the first time the vitality of the period and its ...

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Tudor England: An Encyclopedia

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Overview

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Tudor England is the first encyclopedia devoted entirely to the study of the Tudor period. Previously published as Tudor England: An Encylopedia, this hugely useful reference work is now available in paperback for the first time. England under the Tudors moved from a monarchy threatened by pretenders, through the strong rule of Henry VIII, to a time when Elizabeth I's advisors implored her to marry to protect the Tudor succesion. For the first time the vitality of the period and its people, and the rich backdrop for a century of rules, thinkers, and writers -"the Age of Shakespeare"- is captured in a comprehensive encyclopedia. The volume includes: *Over 700 entries *over 240 contributors *Over 100 illustrations *Detailed Tudor chronology *Appendix of bibliographical essays *An 8-page color insert. Offering a thorough survey that will be invaluable for students and specialists alike, this volume also provides detailed context for English Renaissance and Shakespearean studies.

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This is the first encyclopedia devoted to the study of the Tudor period (1485-1603). It offers some 700 entries incorporating the state of scholarship of some 240 experts. Entries introduce not only colorful personalities of the era, but also the history, religion, art, music, politics, science, society, and literature of the period. Includes b&w photos and illustrations, plus color photos of paintings and artifacts. Kinney teaches literary history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415886581
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/21/2010
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 0.85 (w) x 1.10 (h) x 4.20 (d)

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Arthur F. Kinney, of Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, is the author of a number of books in Renaissance poetics, literary history, and literature, as well as reference books (Titled Elizabethans) and edited documents (Nicholas Hilliard's The Art of Lymning). He is the founding editor of the book series Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture and the journal English Literary Renaissance.

David W. Swain is Associate Professor of English at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Table of Contents

Selected Contents: Preface Using this Book Dates, Quotations and Bibliographies Acknowledgements A Tudor Chronology Contributors A to Z entries Appendices

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