Writing under tyranny : English literature and the Henrician Reformation (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Writing under tyranny : English literature and the Henrician Reformation

Writing under tyranny : English literature and the Henrician Reformation

Author: Greg Walker; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Writing Under Tyranny is both a study of the birth of Renaissance literature in England and a history of the reign of Henry VIII told through and around the lives of its poets and writers. It shows  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Walker; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199283330 0199283338 9780199231973 0199231974
OCLC Number: 971429719
Description: X, [2], 556 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Long Divorce of Steel: Tyranny and Political Culture in Henry VIII's England ; POETRY AND THE CULTURE OF COUNSEL: THE 1532 IWORKES OF GEFFRAY CHAUCER/I AND JOHN HEYWOOD'S IPLAY OF THE WETHER/I ; 2. A Gift for Henry VIII ; 3. The Signs of the World: The 'Wondrous' Divisions of the early 1530s ; 4. Reading Chaucer in 1532 ; 5. Thynne and Tuke's Apocrypha ; 6. Mocking the Thunder: Henry VIII, Jupiter, and John Heywood's iPlay of the Wether/i ; 'TO VIRTUE PERSUADED'?: THE PERSISTENT COUNSELS OF SIR THOMAS ELYOT ; 7. Sir Thomas Elyot and the King's Great Matter ; 8. iThe Boke Named the Governor/i: Good Kingship and the Royal Supremacy ; 9. Tyranny and the Conscience of Man: Elyot's Dialogues, 1533-34 ; 10. From Supremacy to Tyranny ; 11. The Apotheosis of Sir Thomas Elyot ; THE DEATH OF COUNSEL: SIR THOMAS WYATT AND HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY ; 12. Sir Thomas Wyatt: Poetry and Politics ; 13. Tyranny Condemned: Wyatt's Epistolary Satires ; 14. Wyatt's Embassy, Treason, and 'The Defence' ; 15. Pleading With Power: Wyatt's Penitential Psalms ; 16. 'Wyatt Resteth Here': Henry Howard and the Invention of Resistance ; 17. Writing under Tyranny: Wyatt, Surrey, and the Reinvention of English Poetry
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Review from previous edition Walker's readings invest the literature of the early sixteenth century with a complex political urgency that is more often associated with Elizabethan texts. This Read more...

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