A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context

A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context

By: Peter C. Herman (author)Paperback

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A Short History of Early Modern England presents the historical and cultural information necessary for a richer understanding of English Renaissance literature. * Written in a clear and accessible style for an undergraduate level audience * Gives an overview of the period s history as well as an understanding of the historiographic issues * Explores key historical and literary events, from the Wars of the Roses to the publication of John Milton s Paradise Regained * Features in depth explanations of key terms and concepts, such as absolutism and the Elizabethan Settlement

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Peter C. Herman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, USA. His previous books include Royal Poetrie: Monarchic Verse and the Political Imaginary of Early Modern England (2010) and Destabilizing Milton: Paradise Lost and the Poetics of Incertitude(2008). His essays have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, SEL, and Criticism.


Aims and Acknowledgements vi Quoting from Early Modern Texts ix Illustrations x England s Rulers From Richard II to Charles II xi Timeline of Key Events xii 1 An Overview of Early Modern England 1 2 The Back-Story of the Tudor Dynasty: From Richard II to Henry VII 27 3 Henry VII, Henry VIII, and the Henrician Era (1509 47) 59 4 Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary I (1547 53) 92 5 The Elizabethan Era (1558 1603) 115 6 The Reign of King James VI/I (1603 25) 149 7 Charles I (1625 42): From Accession to the Beginning of the Civil Wars 181 8 The Civil Wars, the Commonwealth, and the Early Restoration (1642 71) 214 Index 252

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781405195591
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781405195591
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 1405195592

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