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Religion and the book in early modern England : the making of Foxe's "Book of Martyrs"

Author: Elizabeth Evenden; Thomas S Freeman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Foxe's Acts and Monuments - popularly known as the 'Book of Martyrs' - is a milestone in the history of the English book. An essential history of the English Reformation and a seminal product of it, no English book before it had been as long or as lavishly illustrated. Examining the research behind the work and also its financing, printing and dissemination, Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman argue that,
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Named Person: John Foxe; John Foxe; John Day; John Day; John Foxe; John Foxe; John Day
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Evenden; Thomas S Freeman
ISBN: 9780521833493 0521833493 9781107662933 1107662931
OCLC Number: 656158716
Description: xiv, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. The text in its context: the printer's world in early modern Europe --
2. Ancient fragments and 'noythy bokes': the early careers of John Foxe and John Day --
3. Adversity and opportunity: Foxe and Day during Mary's reign --
4. The making of the first edition of the Acts and Monuments --
5. Sources and resources: preparing the 1570 edition --
6. 'Fayre pictures and painted pageants': the illustrations of the 'Book of Martyrs' --
7. A parting of the ways?: Foxe and Day, 1570-1576 --
8. Fathers, sons and other adversaries: the making of the 1583 edition --
Conclusion. Foxe after Foxe: the making of the Acts and Monuments in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman.
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Explores the production of John Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs', a milestone in the history of the English book.  Read more...

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