Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660

Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660

by David Norbrook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521785693

ISBN-13: 9780521785693

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This magisterial new history of seventeenth-century republican political culture sets key texts by Marvell and Milton in a richly detailed context, showing how writers reimagined English literary culture without kingship. The book draws on extensive archival research, bringing to light exciting and neglected manuscript and printed sources. Offering a bold new

Overview

This magisterial new history of seventeenth-century republican political culture sets key texts by Marvell and Milton in a richly detailed context, showing how writers reimagined English literary culture without kingship. The book draws on extensive archival research, bringing to light exciting and neglected manuscript and printed sources. Offering a bold new narrative of the whole period, and a timely reminder that England has a republican as well as a royalist heritage, it will be of compelling interest to historians as well as literary scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521785693
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Lucan and the poetry of civil war; 2. The King's peace and the people's war, 1630–43; 3. Rhetoric, Republicanism and the public sphere: Marten, Waller, and Milton, 1641–44; 4. Uncivil peace: politics and literary culture 1645–49; 5. Poetry and the Commonwealth, 1649–53; 6. Double names: Marvell and the Commonwealth; 7. King Oliver? Protectoral Augustanism and its critics, 1653–58; 8. Republicanizing Cromwell; 9. Culture and anarchy? The revival and eclipse of Republicanism, 1658–60; 10. Paradise Lost and English Republicanism; Appendix.

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