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Religion, literature, and politics in post-Reformation England, 1540-1688

Author: Donna B Hamilton; Richard Strier
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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"This collection of essays by historians and literary scholars treats English history and culture from the Henrician Reformation to the Glorious Revolution as a single coherent period in which religion is a dominant element in political and cultural life. It seeks to explore the centrality of the religion-politics nexus for this whole period through examining a wide variety of literary and non-literary texts, from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna B Hamilton; Richard Strier
ISBN: 0521474566 9780521474566
OCLC Number: 32130909
Description: xi, 280 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Sir John Oldcastle as symbol of Reformation historiography / Annabel Patterson --
The "sacred hunger of ambitious minds" : Spenser's savage religion / Andrew Hadfield --
Subversive fathers and suffering subjects : Shakespeare and Christianity / Debora K. Shuger --
Kneeling and the body politic / Lori Anne Ferrell --
Donne and the politics of devotion / Richard Strier --
Catholic, Anglican or puritan? Edward Sackville, fourth Earl of Dorset, and the ambiguities of religion in early Stuart England / David L. Smith --
Crucifixion or apocalypse? Refiguring the Eikon Basilike / Laura Blair McKnight --
Marvell, sacrilege, and Protestant historigraphy : contextualizing "Upon Appleton House" / Gary D. Hamilton --
Entering The temple : women, reading, and devotion in seventeenth-century England / Helen Wilcox --
Contextualizing Dryden's Absalom : William Lawrence, the laws of marriage, and the case for King Monmouth / Mark Goldie --
Reformation in the Restoration Crisis, 1679-1682 / Gary S. De Krey --
Shadwell's dramatic trimming / Steven Pincus.
Responsibility: edited by Donna B. Hamilton, Richard Strier.
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"This collection of essays by historians and literary scholars treats English history and culture from the Henrician Reformation to the Glorious Revolution as a single coherent period in which religion is a dominant element in political and cultural life. It seeks to explore the centrality of the religion-politics nexus for this whole period through examining a wide variety of literary and non-literary texts, from plays and poems to devotional treatises, political treatises and histories. It breaks down normal distinctions between Tudor and Stuart, pre- and post-Restoration periods to reveal a coherent (though not all serene and untroubled) post-Reformation culture struggling with major issues of belief, practice, and authority."--Jacket.

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