The English Renaissance 1500-1620

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Dezember 2000



This lively and stimulating book guides students through the historical contexts, key figures, texts, themes and issues in sixteenth-- and early seventeenth--century English literature.


Acknowledgements. List of Illustrations. Chronology. Introduction. A History of the English Renaissance. Political and Religious Developments. The British Isles. Exploration, Discovery, and Colonisation in the Americas. Writers. Roger Ascham (1515--68). Francis Bacon (1561--1626). John Bale (1495--1563). Alexander Barclay (1475?--1552). Thomas Campion (1567--1620). Elizabeth Cary (1585--1639). George Chapman (c.1560--1634). Samuel Daniel (1562/3-- 1619). Sir John Davies (1569--1626). Thomas Dekker (c.1570--1632). John Donne (1572--1631). Michael Drayton (1563--1631). John Fletcher (1579--1625). John Florio (1553--1625). George Gascoigne (c.1534--77). Barnaby Googe (1540--94). Robert Greene (c.1558--92). Sir Fulke Greville, First Baron Brooke (1554--1628). Joseph Hall (1574--1656). Gabriel Harvey (1550?--1631). Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517?--47). Ben Jonson (1572--1637). Thomas Kyd (1558--94). Aemilia Lanyer (1569--1645). John Lyly (1554?--1606). Christopher Marlowe (1564--93). John Marston (1576--1634). Thomas Middleton (c.1580--1627). Thomas More (1477--1535). Thomas Nashe (1567--1601). Sir Walter Raleigh (1554--1618). William Shakespeare (1564--1616). Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke (1561--1621). Sir Philip Sidney (1554--86). John Skelton (1460?--1529). Edmund Spenser (1552?--1599). William Tyndale (1494?--1536). John Webster (c.1580--c.1634). Isabella Whitney (fl. 1567--73). Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?--42). Key Texts. Sir Philip Sidney, An Apology for Poetry and George Puttenham (?), The Art of English Poetry. Sir Philip Sidney, The Arcadia. Sir Philip Sidney, Astrophil and Stella. Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus. John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi. Ben Jonson, Every Man in his Humour. Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene. Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, Gorboduc, or Ferrex and Porrex. Ben Jonson, Poetry. A Mirror for Magistrates. William Shakespeare, Othello. William Shakespeare, Richard II. Thomas Dekker, The Shoemakera s Holiday. John Donne, Songs and Sonnets and Divine Poems. William Shakespeare, Sonnets. Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy. Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great, parts one and two. William Shakespeare, The Tempest. Elizabeth Cary, The Tragedy of Miriam. Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller. Thomas More, Utopia. Topics. Humanism, Education, Rhetoric, Genre Theory. Printing, Manuscript Circulation, and Censorship. Attitudes to Other Nations and Cultures. Women, Gender, and Queer Reading. The Stage. Current Issues in the criticism of Renaissance literature. Guide to Further Reading. Glossary. Index.


Andrew Hadfield is a Professor at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His previous books include Literature, Travel and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance, 1545--1625 (1998). He has also edited a number of collections of essays and anthologies on literature in the early modern period in the British Isles.


"Hadfielda s The English Renaissance 1500--1620 admirably acheives the authora s intention, clearly set out in a preamble, to provide essentials to readers new to the territory. It is divided into helpful sections, providing a succint historical overview of the period and of major religious, political, exploratory and colonising movements. And it is written in lucid, jargon--free prose. Hadfielda s book is a leader in its field." Times Higher Education Supplement "This guide will be useful precisely because it is a supplement to (and not a substitute for) the primary materials from the period. It self--consciously raises the proper questions not only for the authors and texts it includes, but also for the very process involved in making those selections. As such, it is a guide that can lead undergraduate students profitably through the Dark Wood of English Renaissance literature, as well as the critical debates generated by the literature." Reference Reviews "Andrew Hadfielda s The English Renaissance, 1500--1620 in the series Blackwell Guides to Literature -- lucid little introductions to issues, authors, and texts, aimed at the undergraduate but also useful for Ph.D. students -- is remarkable because he wrote it all himself." Studies in English Literature "What makes these pieces particularly useful in onea s teaching is that they are short but also insightful and provocative. They therefore manage to be accessible to students and to exemplify the kind of work that one would seriously expect onea s students to aspire to. ... The English Renaissance 1500--1620 is an informative work and an engaging read. I hope that it will be appearing under the heading of required secondary reading in undergraduate module and course guides for many years to come." English: The Journal of the English Association
EAN: 9780631220244
ISBN: 0631220240
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2000
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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