Download Free Literary Culture in Early Modern England, 1630–1700 PDF by Ingo Berensmeyer Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-06-22 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores literary culture in England between 1630 and 1700, focusing on connections between material, epistemic, and political conditions of literary writing and reading. In a number of case studies and close readings, it presents the seventeenth century as a period of change that saw a fundamental shift towards a new cultural configuration: neoclassicism. This shift affected a wide array of social practices and institutions, from poetry to politics and from epistemology to civility.
Download Free Being Untruthful PDF by Monika Fludernik Full Book and published by Ergon Verlag. This book was released on 2021-10-13 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Die Lüge ist eine der Spielformen der nicht-faktualen Kommunikation, die keinen Anspruch auf Wahrheit erfüllt. Im Rahmen des Graduiertenkollegs Faktuales und Fiktionales Erzählen untersuchen die hier versammelten Beiträge verschiedene Theorien und historische Kontexte, in denen Varianten des Lügens, Täuschens, Fälschens, Betrügens und der Falschaussage bzw. der Falschnachricht (fake news) entscheidend sind: so z.B. die zentrale Rolle der Verstellung in der Renaissance, die literarische Konturierung von Fiktion im Gegensatz zur Lüge, aber auch der spielerische Umgang mit Faktualität und Fiktionalität in Roman und Drama. Die Psychologie diskutiert das Lügen als ein Entwicklungsstadium; die Rechtswissenschaft untersucht sog. "legal fictions". Mit Beiträgen von Katrin Althans, Ronald Asch, Ingo Berensmeyer, Dallas Denery, Monika Fludernik, Cynthia Guo, Rüdiger Heinze, Daniel Morgenroth, Michael Navratil, Stephan Packard, Martin Riedelsheimer, Eva Ries, Philippe Rochat, Frank Schäfer, Vid Stevanović, Stefan Tilg und Tom Vanassche.
Download Free Common Bodies PDF by Laura Gowing Full Book and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This pioneering book explores for the first time how ordinary women of the early modern period in England understood and experienced their bodies. Using letters, popular literature, and detailed legal records from courts that were obsessively concerned with regulating morals, the book recaptures seventeenth-century popular understandings of sex and reproduction. This history of the female body is at once intimate and wide-ranging, with sometimes startling insights about the extent to which early modern women maintained, or forfeited, control over their own bodies. Laura Gowing explores the ways social and economic pressures of daily life shaped the lived experiences of bodies: the cost of having a child, the vulnerability of being a servant, the difficulty of prosecuting rape, the social ambiguities of widowhood. She explains how the female body was governed most of all by other women—wives and midwives. Gowing casts new light on beliefs and practices of the time concerning women’s bodies and provides an original perspective on the history of women and gender.
Download Free Early Modern Exchanges PDF by Helen Hackett Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marcus Gheeraerts’s portrait of a ‘Persian lady’ - probably in fact an English lady in masquing costume - exemplifies the hybridity of early modern English culture. Her surrounding landscape and the embroidery on her gown are typically English; but her head-dress and slippers are decidedly exotic, the inscriptions beside her are Latin, and her creator was an ‘incomer’ artist. She is emblematic of the early modern culture of exchange, both between England and its neighbours, and between Europe and the wider world. This volume presents fresh research into such early modern exchanges, exploring how new identities, subjectivities and artefacts were forged in dialogues and encounters between diverse cultures, nations and language communities. The early modern period was a time of creative interactions between cultures and disciplines, and accordingly this is a multidisciplinary volume, drawing together international experts in literature, history, modern and ancient languages and art history. It understands cultural exchange as encompassing both the geographical mobilities of travel and trade and the transmission of ideas across borders and between languages, as enabled by the new technology of print. Sites of exchange were located not only in distant and unfamiliar lands, but also in the bookseller’s shop and the scholar’s study. The volume also explores the productive and complex dialogues between early modern culture and the classical past. The types of exchanges discussed include the linguistic transactions of translation and imitation; interactions between cultural elites, such as monarchs, courtiers and diplomats; and the catalytic influences of particularly mobile or outward-looking individuals and groups. Ranging from the neo-Latin poetry of an English author to the plays of a nun in seventeenth-century New Spain, from royal portraits exchanged in diplomatic negotiations to travelling companions in the Ottoman Empire, the volume sheds new light on the dynamic processes of dialogue and exchange that formed early modern thought and culture.
Download Free Approaching Facial Difference PDF by Patricia Skinner Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-05-03 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is a face and how does it relate to personhood? Approaching Facial Difference: Past and Present offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the many ways in which faces have been represented in the past and present, focusing on the issue of facial difference and disfigurement read in the light of shifting ideas of beauty and ugliness. Faces are central to all human social interactions, yet their study has been much overlooked by disability scholars and historians of medicine alike. By examining the main linguistic, visual and material approaches to the face from antiquity to contemporary times, contributors place facial diversity at the heart of our historical and cultural narratives. This cutting-edge collection of essays will be an invaluable resource for humanities scholars working across history, literature and visual culture, as well as modern practitioners in education and psychology.
Download Free The 1630s PDF by Ian Atherton Full Book and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2006-09-19 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining the Caroline era - a period of great importance to English history in the build-up to the Civil War, these essays address politics, religion, the monarchy, culture, literature, and art history.
Download Free The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, C. 1530-1700 PDF by Kevin Killeen Full Book and published by Oxford Handbooks. This book was released on 2015 with total page 817 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible was, by any measure, the most important book in early modern England. It preoccupied the scholarship of the era, and suffused the idioms of literature and speech. Political ideas rode on its interpretation and deployed its terms. It was intricately related to the project of natural philosophy. And it was central to daily life at all levels of society from parliamentarian to preacher, from the 'boy that driveth the plough', famously invoked by Tyndale, to women across the social scale. It circulated in texts ranging from elaborate folios to cheap catechisms; it was mediated in numerous forms, as pictures, songs, and embroideries, and as proverbs, commonplaces, and quotations. Bringing together leading scholars from a range of fields, The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, 1530-1700 explores how the scriptures served as a generative motor for ideas, and a resource for creative and political thought, as well as for domestic and devotional life. Sections tackle the knotty issues of translation, the rich range of early modern biblical scholarship, Bible dissemination and circulation, the changing political uses of the Bible, literary appropriations and responses, and the reception of the text across a range of contexts and media. Where existing scholarship focuses, typically, on Tyndale and the King James Bible of 1611, The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in England, 1530-1700 goes further, tracing the vibrant and shifting landscape of biblical culture in the two centuries following the Reformation.
Download Free A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture PDF by Paula R. Backscheider Full Book and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-10-19 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to the Eighteenth-century Novel furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral contexts. An up-to-date resource for the study of the eighteenth-century novel Furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral context Foregrounds those topics of most historical and political relevance to the twenty-first century Explores formative influences on the eighteenth-century novel, its engagement with the major issues and philosophies of the period, and its lasting legacy Covers both traditional themes, such as narrative authority and print culture, and cutting-edge topics, such as globalization, nationhood, technology, and science Considers both canonical and non-canonical literature
Download Free The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland PDF by Sebastiaan Verweij Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-03-24 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study presents a history of the literary culture of early-modern Scotland (1560-1625), based on extensive study of the literary manuscript. It argues for the importance of three key places of production of such manuscripts: the royal court, burghs and towns, and regional houses (stately homes, but also minor lairdly and non-aristocratic households). This attention to place facilitates a discussion of, respectively, courtly, urban or civic, and regional literary cultures. Sebastiaan Verweij's methodology stems from bibliographical scholarship and the study of the 'History of the Book', and more specifically, from a school of manuscript research that has invigorated early-modern English literary criticism over the last few decades. The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland will also intersect with a programme of reassessment of early-modern Scottish culture that is currently underway in Scottish studies. Traditional narratives of literary history have often regarded the Reformation of 1560 as heralding a terminal cultural decline, and the Union of Crowns of 1603, with the departure of king and court, was thought to have brought the briefest of renaissances (in the 1580s and 1590s) to an early end. This book purposefully straddles the Union, in order to make possible the rediscovery of Scotland's refined and sophisticated renaissance culture.
Download Free Scottish Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century PDF by Alexander Broadie Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-27 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the seventeenth century Scots produced many high quality philosophical writings, writings that were very much part of a wider European philosophical discourse. Yet today Scottish philosophy of the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries is widely studied, but that of the seventeenth century is only now beginning to receive the attention it deserves. This volume begins by placing the seventeenth-century Scottish philosophy in its political and religious contexts, and then investigates the writings of the philosophers in the areas of logic, metaphysics, politics, ethics, law, and religion. It is demonstrated that in a variety of ways the Scottish Reformation impacted on the teaching of philosophy in the Scottish universities. It is also shown that until the second half of the century—and the arrival of Descartes on the Scottish philosophy curriculum—the Scots were teaching and developing a form of Reformed orthodox scholastic philosophy, a philosophy that shared many features with the scholastic Catholic philosophy of the medieval period. By the early eighteenth century Scotland was well placed to give rise to the spectacular Enlightenment that then followed, and to do so in large measure on the basis of its own well-established intellectual resources. Among the many thinkers discussed are Reformed orthodox, Episcopalian, and Catholics philosophers including George Robertson, George Middleton, John Boyd, Robert Baron, Mark Duncan, Samuel Rutherford, James Dundas (first Lord Arniston), George Mackenzie, James Dalrymple (Viscount Stair), and William Chalmers.
Download Free Early Modern English Literature PDF by Jason Scott-Warren Full Book and published by Polity. This book was released on 2005-10-07 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing comprehensive background material on the contexts in which early modern literary texts were produced and consumed, this work unlocks the distinctive social practices, economic structures and modes of behaviour that give these texts their meaning.
Download Free Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England PDF by Mark Hailwood Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2014 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representing a history of drinking 'from below', this book explores the role of the alehouse in seventeenth-century English society.
Download Free Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings PDF by Emilie Du Châtelet Full Book and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though most historians remember her as the mistress of Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet (1706–49) was an accomplished writer in her own right, who published multiple editions of her scientific writings during her lifetime, as well as a translation of Newton’s Principia Mathematica that is still the standard edition of that work in French. Had she been a man, her reputation as a member of the eighteenth-century French intellectual elite would have been assured. In the 1970s, feminist historians of science began the slow work of recovering Du Châtelet’s writings and her contributions to history and philosophy. For this edition, Judith P. Zinsser has selected key sections from Du Châtelet’s published and unpublished works, as well as related correspondence, part of her little-known critique of the Old and New Testaments, and a treatise on happiness that is a refreshingly uncensored piece of autobiography—making all of them available for the first time in English. The resulting volume will recover Châtelet’s place in the pantheon of French letters and culture.
Download Free Who Is Mary? PDF by Vittoria Colonna Full Book and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2010-07-15 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For women of the Italian Renaissance, the Virgin Mary was one of the most important role models. Who Is Mary? presents devotional works written by three women better known for their secular writings: Vittoria Colonna, famed for her Petrarchan lyric verse; Chiara Matraini, one of the most original poets of her generation; and the wide-ranging, intellectually ambitious polemicist Lucrezia Marinella. At a time when the cult of the Virgin was undergoing a substantial process of redefinition, these texts cast fascinating light on the beliefs of Catholic women in the Renaissance, and also, in the cases of Matraini and Marinella, on contemporaneous women’s social behavior, prescribed for them by male writers in books on female decorum. Who Is Mary? testifies to the emotional and spiritual relationships that women had with the figure of Mary, whom they were required to emulate as the epitome of femininity. Now available for the first time in English-language translation, these writings suggest new possibilities for women in both religious and civil culture and provide a window to women’s spirituality, concerning the most important icon set before them, as wives, mothers, and Christians.
Download Free Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion PDF by María de Zayas y Sotomayor Full Book and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2010-07-15 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the height of María de Zayas’s popularity in the mid-eighteenth century, the number of editions in print of her work was exceeded only by the novels of Cervantes. But by the end of the nineteenth century, Zayas had been excluded from the Spanish literary canon because of her gender and the sociopolitical changes that swept Spain and Europe. Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion gathers a representative sample of seven stories, which features Zayas’s signature topics—gender equality and domestic violence—written in an impassioned tone overlaid with conservative Counter-Reformation ideology. This edition updates the scholarship since the most recent English translations, with a new introduction to Zayas’s entire body of stories, and restores Zayas’s author’s note and prologue, omitted from previous English-language editions. Tracing her slow but steady progress from notions of ideal love to love’s treachery, Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion will restore Zayas to her rightful place in modern letters.
Download Free Romance on the Early Modern Stage PDF by Cyrus Mulready Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-08-22 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is dramatic romance? Scholars have long turned to Shakespeare's biography to answer this question, marking his 'late plays' as the beginning and end of the dramatic romance. This book identifies an earlier history for this genre, revealing how stage romances imaginatively expanded audience interest in England's emerging global economy.
Download Free Region, Religion and English Renaissance Literature PDF by David Coleman Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Region, Religion and English Renaissance Literature brings together leading scholars of early modern literature and culture to explicate the ways in which both regional and religious contexts inform the production, circulation and interpretation of Renaissance literary texts. Examining texts by a wide variety of early modern writers - including Edmund Spenser, Lodowick Lloyd, Richard Nugent, Thomas Middleton and John Webster, Richard Montagu, and John Milton - the contributors to this volume enhance our understanding of the complex cultural contexts of early modern Anglophone writing.