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This 2003 book is a full-scale history of early modern English literature, offering perspectives on English literature produced in Britain between the Reformation and the Restoration. While providing the general coverage and specific information expected of a major history, its twenty-six chapters address recent methodological and interpretive developments in English literary studies. The book has five sections: 'Modes and Means of Literary Production, Circulation, and Reception', 'The Tudor Era from the Reformation to Elizabeth I', 'The Era of Elizabeth and James VI', 'The Earlier Stuart Era', and 'The Civil War and Commonwealth Era'. While England is the principal focus, literary production in Scotland, Ireland and Wales is treated, as are other subjects less frequently examined in previous histories, including women's writings and the literature of the English Reformation and Revolution. This history is an essential resource for specialists and students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521631563
ISBN-10: 0521631564
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 59mm)
Pages: 1050
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Loewenstein

David Loewenstein is Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Janel Mueller is William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago.

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