Press Censorship in Elizabethan England
By (author) Cyndia Susan Clegg
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Press Censorship in Elizabethan England by Cyndia Susan Clegg
Book DescriptionThis is a revisionist history of press censorship in the rapidly expanding print culture of the sixteenth century. Professor Clegg establishes the nature and source of the controls, and evaluates their means and effectiveness. The state wanted to control the burgeoning press, but there were difficulties in practice because of the competing and often contradictory interests of the Crown, the Church, and the printing trade. By considering the literary and bibliographical evidence of books actually censored and by placing them in the literary, religious, economic and political culture of the time, Clegg concludes that press control was not a routine nor a consistent mechanism but an individual response to particular texts that the state perceived as dangerous. This will be the standard reference work on Elizabethan press censorship, and is also a history of the Elizabethan state's principal crises.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521573122
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cyndia Susan Clegg
Press Censorship in Caroline England, Paperback (February 2011)
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Peaceable and Prosperous Regiment of Blessed Queene Elisabeth, Hardback (November 2005)
"Holinshed's Chronicles" contains one of the few accounts of Elizabeth's reign written during her lifetime. It was subjected to censorship by the Privy Council. This edition presents a compilation based on this portion of the "Chronicles" in copies in the Huntington's collection as well as the British Library and Cambridge University Library.
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Revisionist history of Elizabethan press censorship which covers the mechanisms of control and actual censorship.
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