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Historical Renaissance: New Essays on Tudor and Stuart Literature and Culture

Historical Renaissance: New Essays on Tudor and Stuart Literature and Culture

by Heather Dubrow, Richard Strier


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ISBN-13: 9780226167664
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/28/1988
Edition description: 1
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Heather Dubrow, professor of English at Carleton College, is the author of Genre and Captive Victors: Shakespeare's Narrative Poems and Sonnets.
Richard Strier, professor of English at the University of Chicago, is the author of Love Known: Theology and Experience in George Herbert's Poetry.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Historical Renaissance
Heather Dubrow and Richard Strier

Part I: The Mid-Tudor Scene

A Tudor Queen Finds Voice: Katherine Parr's Lamentation of a Sinner
Janel Muller

Ideas of Resistance before Elizabeth
Donald R. Kelly

Part 2: Shakespeare, Politics, and History

Descanting on Deformity: Richard III and the Shape of History
Marjorie Garber

Faithful Servants: Shakespeare's Praise of Disobedience
Richard Strier

Cymbeline and the Unease of Topicality
Leah S. Marcus

Part 3: Poets, Courtiers, and the Monarchy

Sidney and his Queen
Maureen Quilligan

"The Sun in Water": Donne's Somerset Epithalamium and the Poetics of Patronage
Heather Dubrow

Law and Ideology: The Civil Law and Theories of Absolutism in Elizabethan and Jacobean England
Brian P. Levack

"Subject to Ev'ry Mounters Bended Knee": Herbert and Authority
Michael C. Schoenfeldt

Part 4: Humanism and Its Discontents

Barbarous Tongues: The Ideology of Poetic Form in Renaissance England
Richard Helgerson

Sir Philip Sidney and the Uses of History
Arthur F. Kinney

Spenser, Bacon, and the Myth of Power
Clark Hulse

From Matron to Monster: Tudor-Stuart London and the Languages of Urban Description
Lawrence Manley

Notes on Contributors

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