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This Concise Companion launches students into the study of English Renaissance literature through the central contexts that informed it. * Places the poetry within contexts such as: economics; religion; empire and exploration; education, humanism and rhetoric; censorship and patronage; royal marriage and succession; treason and rebellion; "others" in England; private lives; cosmology and the body; and life-writing. * Incorporates recent developments in the field, as well as work soon to be published. * Entices students to explore the subject further. * Provides new syntheses that will be of interest to scholars. * All the contributors are highly regarded scholars and teachers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405113588
ISBN-10: 1405113588
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 153mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Donna B. Hamilton

Donna B. Hamilton is Professor of English at the University of Maryland. Her previous publications include Virgil and 'The Tempest': The Politics of Imitation (1990), Shakespeare and the Politics of Protestant England (1992), Religion, Literature and Politics in Post-Reformation England (co-edited with Richard Strier, 1996), Anthony Munday and the Catholics, 1560-1633 (2005), and an edition of Middleton's The Puritan (2005).