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Archaeologies of English Renaissance literature

Author: Philip Schwyzer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early modern English literature abounds with archaeological images, from open graves to ruined monasteries. Schwyzer demonstrates that archaeology can shed light on literary texts including works by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Schwyzer
ISBN: 9780199206605 0199206600
OCLC Number: 185258920
Description: viii, 227 s. : illustrations
Contents: Intimate disciplines : archaeology, literary criticism, and the traces of the dead --
Exhumation and ethnic conflict : colonial archaeology from St Erkenwald to Spenser in Ireland --
Dissolving images : monastic ruins in Elizabethan poetry --
Charnel knowledge open graves in Shakespeare and Donne --
"Mummy is become merchandise" : cannibals and commodities in the seventeenth century --
Readers of the lost urns : desire and disintegration in Thomas Browne's urn-burial.
Responsibility: Philip Schwyzer.
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accessible but provocative and never less than compelling. * Lynsey McCulloch, Review of English Studies, Volume 58, Number 237 *

 
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