Forms of nationhood : the Elizabethan writing of England (Book, 1992) [WorldCat.org]
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Forms of nationhood : the Elizabethan writing of England

Author: Richard Helgerson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What have poems and maps, law books and plays, ecclesiastical polemics and narratives of overseas exploration to do with one another? By most accounts, very little. They belong to different genres and have been appropriated by scholars in different disciplines. But, as Richard Helgerson shows in this ambitious and wide-ranging study, all were part of an extraordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century enterprise:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England; Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Helgerson
ISBN: 0226326330 9780226326337 9780226326344 0226326349
OCLC Number: 24214351
Description: xi, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The kingdom of our own language --
Two versions of Gothic --
Writing the law --
The land speaks --
The voyages of a nation --
Staging exclusion --
Apocalyptics and apologetics --
Afterword: Engendering the nation-state.
Responsibility: Richard Helgerson.
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"What have poems and maps, law books and plays, ecclesiastical polemics and narratives of overseas exploration to do with one another? By most accounts, very little. They belong to different genres and have been appropriated by scholars in different disciplines. But, as Richard Helgerson shows in this ambitious and wide-ranging study, all were part of an extraordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century enterprise: the project of making England"--Publisher description.

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