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Published: 22 December 2011

848 Pages | 3 pp plates


ISBN: 9780199256662

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The Oxford Francis Bacon VIII

The Historie of the raigne of King Henry the seventh and other works of the 1620s

Edited by Michael Kiernan

The Oxford Francis Bacon

  • Establishes a textually documented critical edition for each of the five works after fresh collation of extant manuscripts and printed editions published during Bacon's lifetime
  • Critical Introductions examine the historical and political contexts and the classical, biblical, and historical sources for each work, and analyze Bacon's lively language and style
  • A comprehensive commentary identifies and evaluates Bacon's use of source material ranging from his refinement of published literary and historical sources and contemporary MSS to his political white papers composed while counsellor to King James
  • An extensive glossary is incorporated into the commentary

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