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The Resource Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England, Alan Stewart

Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England, Alan Stewart

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Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England
Title
Close readers
Title remainder
humanism and sodomy in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Alan Stewart
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Humanism, in both its rhetoric and practice, attempted to transform the relationships between men that constituted the fabric of early modern society. So argues Alan Stewart in this ground-breaking investigation into the impact of humanism in sixteenth-century England. Here the author shows that by valorizing textual skills over martial prowess, humanism provided a new means of upward mobility for the lowborn but humanistically trained scholar: he could move into a highly intimate place in a nobleman's household that was previously not open to him. Because of its novelty and secrecy, the intimacy between master and scholar was vulnerable to accusations of another type of intimacy--sodomy. In comparing the ways both humanism and sodomy signaled a new economy of social relations capable of producing widespread anxiety, Stewart contributes to the foray of modern gay scholarship into Renais-sance art and literature. The author explores the intriguing relationship between humanism and sodomy in a series of case studies: the Medici court of the 1470s, the allegations against monks in the campaign to suppress the English monasteries, the institutionalized beating of young boys, the treacherous circle of the doomed Sir Thomas Seymour, and the closet secretaries of Elizabeth's final years. Stewart's documentation comes from a wide range of underused materials, from schoolboys' grammar books to political writings, enabling him to reconstruct frequently misunderstood events in their original contexts. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Alan
Dewey number
820.9/384
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR418.H8
LC item number
S74 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Humanism
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Authors and patrons
  • Authors, English
  • Male friendship
  • Male authors, English
  • Literary patrons
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Sodomy
  • Renaissance
  • Humanists
  • Men in literature
  • England
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors and patrons
  • Authors, English
  • Education, Humanistic
  • English literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Humanism
  • Humanists
  • Intellectual life
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern
  • Literary patrons
  • Literature and society
  • Male authors, English
  • Male friendship
  • Men in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Sodomy
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England, Alan Stewart
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 3. "Traitors to Boyes Buttockes"
  • CHAPTER 4. "The Proofe of Frends"
  • CHAPTER 5. Epistemologies of the Early Modern Closet
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • NOTE ON TRANSLATIONS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1. From Singing Boy to Scholar
  • CHAPTER 2. Remapping the Bounds of Sodomy
Control code
889250892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864577
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400864577
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889250892
Label
Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England, Alan Stewart
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 3. "Traitors to Boyes Buttockes"
  • CHAPTER 4. "The Proofe of Frends"
  • CHAPTER 5. Epistemologies of the Early Modern Closet
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • NOTE ON TRANSLATIONS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1. From Singing Boy to Scholar
  • CHAPTER 2. Remapping the Bounds of Sodomy
Control code
889250892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864577
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400864577
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889250892

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