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Reading revolutions : the politics of reading in early modern England

Author: Kevin Sharpe
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book - the first comprehensive study of reading and politics in early modern England - examines how texts of that period were produced and disseminated and how readers interpreted and were influenced by them. Based on the voluminous reading notes of one gentleman, Sir William Drake, the book shows how readers formed radical social values and political ideas as they experienced civil war, revolution, republic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Sharpe
ISBN: 0300081529 9780300081527
OCLC Number: 43050265
Description: xiv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Learning to Read. 1. Reading in Early Modern England --
pt. 2. Reading Early Stuart England. 2. Reading and Politics in Early Stuart England: The Mental World of Sir William Drake. 3. Reading and Writing Self and Society: Sir William Drake and the English Civil War. App. William Drake's Parliamentary Notebook --
pt. 3. Reading and Revolution. 4. Reading Revolutions. App. Sir William Drake and The Long Parliament Revived --
pt. 4. Reading and Politics. 5. The Politics of Reading and the Reading of Politics in Early Modern England. Afterword: Possibilities.
Responsibility: Kevin Sharpe.
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"This book - the first comprehensive study of reading and politics in early modern England - examines how texts of that period were produced and disseminated and how readers interpreted and were influenced by them. Based on the voluminous reading notes of one gentleman, Sir William Drake, the book shows how readers formed radical social values and political ideas as they experienced civil war, revolution, republic and restoration."--Jacket.

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