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Published: 30 November 2010

238 Pages | 45 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199591657

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Under the Hammer

Iconoclasm in the Anglo-American Tradition

James Simpson

Clarendon Lectures in English

  • Latest book from prize-winning author and Harvard professor James Simpson
  • Argues that iconoclasm is at the heart of the long tradition of Anglo-American modernity, and no where more intensely present than in England in 1538 to 1643
  • Moves across an astonishing historical canvas, from medieval England to twentieth-century America
  • Strong focus on visual as well as literary - includes over forty black-and-white illustrations