The Cambridge Companion to Writing of the English Revolution

The Cambridge Companion to Writing of the English Revolution

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The Cambridge Companion to Writing of the English Revolution by Keeble N. H.

This collection of fifteen essays by leading scholars examines the extraordinary diversity and richness of the writing produced in response to, and as part of, the upheaval in the religious, political and cultural life of the nation which constituted the English Revolution. Essays explore the course of events, intellectual trends and the publishing industry; the work of canonical figures such as Milton, Marvell, Bunyan and Clarendon; women's writing, lyric poetry and fictional and non-fictional prose. A full chronology, detailed guides to further reading and glossary are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521642521
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/17/2001
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsix
List of contributorsx
Chronologiesxi
List of abbreviationsxxi
Introduction1
Part 1Contexts
1The causes and course of the British Civil Wars13
2Ideas in conflict: political and religious thought during the English Revolution32
3Texts in conflict: the press and the Civil War50
Part 2Radical voices
4Radical pamphleteering71
5Milton's prose and the Revolution87
6Andrew Marvell and the Revolution107
Part 3Female voices
7Women's poetry127
8Women's histories148
9Prophecy, enthusiasm and female pamphleteers162
Part 4Conservative voices
10Royalist lyric181
11Prayer-book devotion: the literature of the proscribed episcopal church198
12Royalist epic and romance215
Part 5Rethinking the war
13The English Revolution and English historiography233
14Paradise Lost from Civil War to Restoration251
15Bunyan and the Holy War268
Historical glossary286
Index291

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