Press Censorship in Jacobean England
By (author) Cyndia Susan Clegg
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Press Censorship in Jacobean England by Cyndia Susan Clegg
Book DescriptionThis 2001 book examines the ways in which books were produced, read and received during the reign of King James I. It challenges prevailing attitudes that press censorship in Jacobean England differed little from either the 'whole machinery of control' enacted by the Court of Star Chamber under Elizabeth or the draconian campaign implemented by Archbishop Laud, during the reign of Charles I. Cyndia Clegg, building on her earlier study Press Censorship in Elizabethan England, contends that although the principal mechanisms for controlling the press altered little between 1558 and 1603, the actual practice of censorship under King James I varied significantly from Elizabethan practice. The book combines historical analysis of documents with literary reading of censored texts and exposes the kinds of tensions that really mattered in Jacobean culture. It will be an invaluable resource for literary scholars and historians alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521033534
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cyndia Susan Clegg
Press Censorship in Caroline England, Paperback (February 2011)
Considers the culture of censorship which emerged between 1625 and 1640 in England.
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.
Press Censorship in Elizabethan England, Paperback (April 2004)
Revisionist history of Elizabethan press censorship which covers the mechanisms of control and actual censorship.
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This 2001 book examines the ways in which books were produced, read and received in Jacobean England.
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Author Biography - Cyndia Susan Clegg
Cyndia Susan Clegg is Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Pepperdine University. She is the author of Press Censorship in Elizabethan England (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and The Peaceable and Prosperous Reign of our Blessed Queene Elizabeth (2001).
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