The English Martyr from Reformation to Revolution (Paperback)Alice Dailey (author)
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By putting history and literary form in dialogue, Dailey describes not only the reformation of one of the oldest, most influential genres of the Christian West but a revolution in the very concept of martyrdom. In England in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, martyrdom develops from medieval notions of strict typological repetition, she argues, into Charles I's defence of individual conscience-an abstract, figurative form of martyrdom that survives into modernity. Rather than being a static genre, martyrology emerges in Dailey's study as deeply nuanced and subtly responsive to historical circumstance.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
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