The New Cambridge History of English Literature: The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature (Hardback)
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The New Cambridge History of English Literature: The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 1050 Pages / Published: 16/01/2003
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This 2003 book is a full-scale history of early modern English literature, offering perspectives on English literature produced in Britain between the Reformation and the Restoration. While providing the general coverage and specific information expected of a major history, its twenty-six chapters address recent methodological and interpretive developments in English literary studies. The book has five sections: 'Modes and Means of Literary Production, Circulation, and Reception', 'The Tudor Era from the Reformation to Elizabeth I', 'The Era of Elizabeth and James VI', 'The Earlier Stuart Era', and 'The Civil War and Commonwealth Era'. While England is the principal focus, literary production in Scotland, Ireland and Wales is treated, as are other subjects less frequently examined in previous histories, including women's writings and the literature of the English Reformation and Revolution. This history is an essential resource for specialists and students.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521631563
Number of pages: 1050
Weight: 1745 g
Dimensions: 236 x 161 x 59 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This bold and ground-breaking book offers a remarkable range of new ways of understanding early modern literature in its historical contexts.' David Norbrook, University of Oxford
'... this book is a prodigious achievement. Meticulously edited and beautifully produced, with a multifaceted chronology as an appendix, its essays are for the most part marvels of compressed and incisive critical judgment. The expert contributors combine breadth of coverage and depth of reflection with tremendous assurance.' The Times Literary Supplement
'Astonishingly comprehensive and coherently unified ... This extraordinarily useful reference work [is] at once authoritative, pioneering and inclusive ...'. Renaissance Quarterly
'This book is a major accomplishment, and will alter the very landscape for which it provides such an effective map.' Studies in English Literature
' ...a monument and record of a generation that has made large advances in knowledge and understanding of its period'. The Review of English Studies
"For advanced researchers in the field...this book certainly provides an overview of the current state of literary scholarship in early modern English literature." -Seiwoong Oh, Rider University, Sixteenth Century Journal
"This book is a major accomplishment, and will alter the very landscape for which it provides such an effective map." -Studies in English Literature
"Astonishingly comprehensive and coherently unified [...]This extraordinarily useful reference work [is] at once authoritative, pioneering and inclusive..." -Renaissance Quarterly
"The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature offers riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice, too many to be counted or told here. Others will find different glimmers of gold." -Seventeenth Century News
"The book provides a valuable synopsis of recent scholarship by a selection of leading scholars. Students will find short, readable, reliable accounts in this landmark volume. The whole set will be necessary for all academic and large public libraries. Essential." -Choice
"Addresses religious, political, and ethnic discourses and their relation to elite, confessional, and national identities in fairly straightforward terms. Ultimately, one garners a good sense of the state of play on these issues and many of the relevant principal texts from the chosen period." -H-ALBION
"[T]his is a book that all serious libraries will want and need to own; it is a book of which its editors, contributors and publisher can all be proud." -Editor's Choices
"Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature will likely exert substantial influence on the study of the period." -MLA: Literary Research Guide

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