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By Michael Hattaway

ISBN-10: 140518762X

ISBN-13: 9781405187626

During this revised and drastically accelerated variation of the better half, eighty students come jointly to provide an unique and far-reaching evaluation of English Renaissance literature and culture.
A new version of the best-selling better half to English Renaissance Literature, revised and up-to-date, with 22 new essays and 19 new illustrations.
Contributions from a few eighty students together with Judith H. Anderson, Patrick Collinson, Alison Findlay, Germaine Greer, Malcolm Jones, Arthur Kinney, James Knowles, Arthur Marotti, Robert Miola and Greg Walker.
Unrivalled in scope and its exploration of surprising literary and cultural territories the better half bargains new readings of either ‘literary’ and ‘non-literary’ texts.
Features essays discussing fabric tradition, sectarian writing, the historical past of the physique, theatre either in and outdoors the playhouses, legislations, gardens, and ecology in early sleek England.
Orientates the start pupil, whereas supplying complicated scholars and college with new instructions for his or her research.
All of the essays from the 1st version, in addition to the innovations for extra examining, were transformed or up to date.

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It moves from the period of humanism, the time of the revival of litterae humaniores, to the time when England had suffered the trauma of its Civil War (to some historians the first significant European revolution) and when Milton had, in Paradise Lost, written an epic that magnificently fused classical and Christian traditions in a text 4 Michael Hattaway that remembers the scars of recent political and cultural upheaval. (Chapter 7, Early Tudor Humanism; Chapter 41, Epic; and Hill 1975). It was not until the seventeenth century, the ‘age of the baroque’ in continental Europe, that there was in England a sense of programmed and collective endeavour in the cognate arts of music, painting, and architecture.

Collinson, Patrick (1982). The Religion of Protestants: The Church in English Society 1559–1625. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Collinson, Patrick (2003). The Reformation. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Curtius, Ernst Robert (1953). European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages, trans. W. R. Trask. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Erne, Lukas (2003). Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ferguson, Margaret W. (1996). ‘Renaissance concepts of the “woman writer” ’.

This meant new kinds of texts, written for a non-specialist audience, one that was interested in learning new things but also in being entertained (Blake 1983: 16). Finally, increased international contacts brought with them the need to discuss new, hitherto unknown, things. New audiences for written texts meant that different registers of language are seen in writing: there is more informal language in fiction, for example, than ever before. Drama in particular provides us with approximations of the spoken language of the time, complete with stereotypical speakers of dialect, stylised versions of beggars’ cant, and the like.

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