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Published: 28 April 2019

272 Pages | 8 Halftones

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198836384

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Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell

Stewart Mottram

  • The first major study to explore the impact of reformation violence and ruin creation on English literature spanning the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • An interdisciplinary approach that reads early modern English literature in light of English reformation history, and in dialogue with recent historiographical perspectives
  • The broad geographical and chronological range covers English literature and the history of the British-Irish reformation over the period 1530-1660, and writers' responses to late medieval literature, history, and religion
  • Combines new approaches to key Renaissance texts by Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell with critical analysis of other important but neglected texts, like John Denham's play, The Sophy, and William Vallans's chorographical poem, 'A Tale of two Swannes'
  • Extensively illustrated and draws on a variety of printed, manuscript, and archival resources