Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Literature, Nationalism, and Memory in Early Modern England and Wales by Philip Schwyzer

The Tudor era has long been associated with the rise of nationalism in England, yet nationalist writing in this period often involved the denigration and outright denial of Englishness. Philip Schwyzer argues that the ancient, insular, and imperial nation imagined in the works of writers such as Shakespeare and Spenser was not England, but Britain. Disclaiming their Anglo-Saxon ancestry, the English sought their origins in a nostalgic vision of British antiquity. Focusing on texts including The Faerie Queene, English and Welsh antiquarian works, The Mirror for Magistrates, Henry V and King Lear, Schwyzer charts the genesis, development and disintegration of British nationalism in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. An important contribution to the expanding scholarship on early modern Britishness, this is the first study of its kind to give detailed attention to Welsh texts and traditions, arguing that Welsh sources crucially influenced the development of English literature and identity.

Buy Literature, Nationalism, and Memory in Early Modern England and Wales by Philip Schwyzer from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521843034
ISBN-10: 0521843030
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Literature, Nationalism, and Memory in Early Modern England and Wales by Philip Schwyzer

Book Reviews - Literature, Nationalism, and Memory in Early Modern England and Wales by Philip Schwyzer

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Literature, Nationalism, and Memory in Early Modern England and Wales book by Philip Schwyzer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Philip Schwyzer

Philip Schwyzer is Lecturer in Renaissance Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter.

Books By Philip Schwyzer

Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III by Philip Schwyzer
Paperback, March 2015
$53.96
Shakespeare and Wales by Philip Schwyzer
Hardback, February 2010
$207.90
Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature by Philip Schwyzer
Hardback, February 2007
$170.95