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The Resource Culture and politics in early Stuart England, edited by Kevin Sharpe and Peter Lake

Culture and politics in early Stuart England, edited by Kevin Sharpe and Peter Lake

Label
Culture and politics in early Stuart England
Title
Culture and politics in early Stuart England
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kevin Sharpe and Peter Lake
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years new schools of historiography and criticism have recast the political and cultural histories of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. However, for all the benefits of their insights, most revisionist historians have too narrowly focussed on high politics to the neglect of values and ideology, and New Historicist literary scholars have displayed an insufficient grasp of chronology and historical context. The contributors to this pioneering volume, richly fusing these approaches, apply a revisionist close attention to moments to the wide range of texts - verbal and visual - that critics have begun to read as representations of power and politics. Excitingly broadening the range of areas and evidence for the study of politics, these outstanding essays demonstrate how the study of high culture - classical translations, court portraits royal palaces, the conduct of chivalric ceremony - and low culture - cheap pamphlets and scurrilous verses - enable us to reconstruct the languages through which contemporaries interpreted their political environment. The volume posits a reconsideration of the traditional antithetical concepts - court and country, verbal and visual, critical and complimentary, elite and popular; examines the constructions of a moral and social order enacted in a wide variety of cultural practices; and demonstrates how common vocabularies could in changed circumstances be combined and deployed to sustain quite different ideological positions. This book opens a new agenda for the study of the politics of culture and the culture of politics in early modern England. -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
InU
Dewey number
941.06
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA390
LC item number
.C85 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sharpe, Kevin
  • Lake, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and culture
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Culture and politics in early Stuart England, edited by Kevin Sharpe and Peter Lake
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Court-centred politics and the uses of Roman historians, c.1590-1630 / Malcolm Smuts -- Lucan, Thomas May, and the creation of a Republican literary culture / David Norbrook -- Ben Jonson and the historians / Blair Worden -- Ben Jonson and the limits of courtly panegyric / Martin Butler -- The king's writ : royal authors and royal authority in early modern England / Kevin Sharpe -- Politics and pastoral : writing the court on the countryside / Leah S. Marcus -- Chivalry and political culture in Caroline England / J.S.A. Adamson -- The politics of portraiture / John Peacock -- Inigo Jones and the politics of architecture / J. Newman -- Deeds against nature : cheap print, Protestantism and murder in early seventeenth century England / Peter Lake -- 'Raylinge rymes and vaunting verse' : libellous politics in early Stuart England, 1603-1628 / Alastair Bellany
Control code
29900927
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 382 pages
Isbn
9780804722629
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93084798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Culture and politics in early Stuart England, edited by Kevin Sharpe and Peter Lake
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Court-centred politics and the uses of Roman historians, c.1590-1630 / Malcolm Smuts -- Lucan, Thomas May, and the creation of a Republican literary culture / David Norbrook -- Ben Jonson and the historians / Blair Worden -- Ben Jonson and the limits of courtly panegyric / Martin Butler -- The king's writ : royal authors and royal authority in early modern England / Kevin Sharpe -- Politics and pastoral : writing the court on the countryside / Leah S. Marcus -- Chivalry and political culture in Caroline England / J.S.A. Adamson -- The politics of portraiture / John Peacock -- Inigo Jones and the politics of architecture / J. Newman -- Deeds against nature : cheap print, Protestantism and murder in early seventeenth century England / Peter Lake -- 'Raylinge rymes and vaunting verse' : libellous politics in early Stuart England, 1603-1628 / Alastair Bellany
Control code
29900927
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 382 pages
Isbn
9780804722629
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93084798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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