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Machiavellian Encounters In Tudor And Stuart England

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Author: Alessandro Arienzo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317102886
Size: 50.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 218
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Book Description: Taking into consideration the political and literary issues hanging upon the circulation of Machiavelli's works in England, this volume highlights how topics and ideas stemming from Machiavelli's books - including but not limited to the Prince - strongly influenced the contemporary political debate. The first section discusses early reactions to Machiavelli's works, focusing on authors such as Reginald Pole and William Thomas, depicting their complex interaction with Machiavelli. In section two, different features of Machiavelli's reading in Tudor literary and political culture are discussed, moving well beyond the traditional image of the tyrant or of the evil Machiavel. Machiavelli's historiography and republicanism and their influences on Tudor culture are discussed with reference to topical authors such as Walter Raleigh, Alberico Gentili, Philip Sidney; his role in contemporary dramatic writing, especially as concerns Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, is taken into consideration. The last section explores Machiavelli's influence on English political culture in the seventeenth century, focusing on reason of state and political prudence, and discussing writers such as Henry Parker, Marchamont Nedham, James Harrington, Thomas Hobbes and Anthony Ascham. Overall, contributors put Machiavelli's image in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England into perspective, analyzing his role within courtly and prudential politics, and the importance of his ideological proposal in the tradition of republicanism and parliamentarianism.


Poetry And Sovereignty In The English Revolution

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Author: Niall Allsopp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198861060
Size: 72.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: Poetry and Sovereignty in the English Revolution presents a new interpretation of the poetry of the English revolution. It focuses on royalist poets who left their cause behind following the abolition of the monarchy, exploring how they re-imagined the traditional language of allegiance in newly secular, artificial, and absolutist ways. Following the execution of Charles I in 1649 royalists who had sided with the King were left with a significant vacuum to fill. Poetry and Sovereignty in the English Revolution charts the poetry of Andrew Marvell, Edmund Waller, John Dryden, William Davenant, Abraham Cowley, and Margaret Cavendish amongst others in this period. It examines the poets' close acquaintance with Thomas Hobbes, offering new readings of the reception and adaptation of Hobbes's ideas in contemporary poetry. A final chapter traces how the poets survived the restoration of the Stuart monarchy, showing how they continued to apply their ideas in the heroic drama of the 1660s. Poetry and Sovereigniy in the English Revolution builds on recent work in both literary criticism and the history of political thought to contextualize royalist poets within a distinctive strain of absolutism inflected by reason of state, neostoicism, scepticism, and anticlericalism. It demonstrates a vivid poetic effort to imagine the expanded state delivered by the English Revolution.


Stuart Succession Literature

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Author: Paulina Kewes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198778171
Size: 75.35 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Book Description: Moments of royal succession, which punctuate the Stuart era (1603-1714), occasioned outpourings of literature. Writers, including most of the major figures of the seventeenth century from Jonson, Daniel, and Donne to Marvell, Dryden, and Behn, seized upon these occasions: to mark the transition of power; to reflect upon the political structures and values of their nation; and to present themselves as authors worthy of patronage and recognition. This volume of essays explores this important category of early modern writing. It contends that succession literature warrants attention as a distinct category: appreciated by contemporaries, acknowledged by a number of scholars, but never investigated in a coherent and methodical manner, it helped to shape political reputations and values across the period. Benefitting from the unique database of such writing generated by the AHRC-funded Stuart Successions Project, the volume brings together a distinguished group of authors to address a subject which is of wide and growing interest to students both of history and of literature. It illuminates the relation between literature and politics in this pivotal century of English political and cultural history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the volume will be indispensable to scholars of early modern British literature and history as well as undergraduates and postgraduates in both fields.


Shakespeares Klangwelten

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Author: Sabine Schülting
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783897095083
Size: 65.21 MB
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Category : Sound in literature
Languages : de
Pages : 297
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England Unter Den Tudors

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Author: Wilhelm Busch
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 64.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Great Britain
Languages : de
Pages : 434
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Historical Abstracts

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Size: 22.57 MB
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Category : History, Modern
Languages : en
Pages :
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Das Taktieren Mit Den Toten

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Author: Julian Blunk
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: 9783412206260
Size: 24.71 MB
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Category : France
Languages : de
Pages : 441
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Book Description: Über Jahrhunderte hinweg hatte ein stetig wachsender Bestand an Grabmonumenten französischer Könige in der Abteikirche der Benediktiner von Saint-Denis politische und genealogische Kontinuitäten ins Bild gesetzt, bevor die Nekropole in der Frühen Neuzeit zwei einschneidende Zäsuren erlebte. Diese Studie rekonstruiert die Motivationen für den Import des italienischen Renaissancestils um 1500 sowie für die vermeintlich abrupte Aufgabe des Erinnerungsraums um 1600 unter den letzten Valois und den ersten Bourbonen, deren sepulkrale Repräsentationspolitik zunehmend nach alternativen Partnern und Bühnen suchte.


Cahiers Lisab Thains

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Size: 58.69 MB
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Category : English literature
Languages : en
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Book Description: Études sur la pré-renaissance et la renaissance anglaises.