Download Free Reading Green in Early Modern England PDF by Dr Leah Knight Full Book and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2014-03-28 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ranging across contexts from early modern optics and olfaction to horticultural grafting and herbal health care, this book offers a cultural history of a color. It mines many pages from the period-not literally but tropically, metaphorically green-that cultivate a variety of unexpected meanings of green and the atmosphere and powers it exuded in the early modern world.
Download Free Reading Green in Early Modern England PDF by Leah Knight Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Green in early modern England did not mean what it does today; but what did it mean? Unveiling various versions and interpretations of green, this book offers a cultural history of a color that illuminates the distinctive valences greenness possessed in early modern culture. While treating green as a panacea for anything from sore eyes to sick minds, early moderns also perceived verdure as responsive to their verse, sympathetic to their sufferings, and endowed with surprising powers of animation. Author Leah Knight explores the physical and figurative potentials of green as they were understood in Renaissance England, including some that foreshadow our paradoxical dependence on and sacrifice of the green world. Ranging across contexts from early modern optics and olfaction to horticulture and herbal health care, this study explores a host of human encounters with the green world: both the impressions we make upon it and those it leaves with us. The first two chapters consider the value placed on two ways of taking green into early modern bodies and minds-by seeing it and breathing it in-while the next two address the manipulation of greenery by Orphic poets and medicinal herbalists as well as grafters and graffiti artists. A final chapter suggests that early modern modes of treating green wounds might point toward a new kind of intertextual ecology of reading and writing. Reading Green in Early Modern England mines many pages from the period - not literally but tropically, metaphorically green - that cultivate a variety of unexpected meanings of green and the atmosphere and powers it exuded in the early modern world.
Author : Peter Remien
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2019-02-14
ISBN : 1108496814
Pages : 237 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (496 Download)
Download Free The Concept of Nature in Early Modern English Literature PDF by Peter Remien Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-14 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Participates in an intellectual history of ecology while prompting a re-evaluation of nature in the early modern period.
Download Free Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England PDF by Nicholas Keene Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible is the single most influential text in Western culture, yet the history of biblical scholarship in early modern England has yet to be written. There have been many publications in the last quarter of a century on heterodoxy, particularly concentrating on the emergence of new sects in the mid-seventeenth century and the perceived onslaught on the clerical establishment by freethinkers and Deists in the late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth century. However, the study of orthodoxy has languished far behind. This volume of complementary essays will be the first to embrace orthodox and heterodox treatments of scripture, and in the process question, challenge and redefine what historians mean when they use these terms. The collection will dispel the myth that a critical engagement with sacred texts was the preserve of radical figures: anti-scripturists, Quakers, Deists and freethinkers. For while the work of these people was significant, it formed only part of a far broader debate incorporating figures from across the theological spectrum engaging in a shared discourse. To explore this discourse, scholars have been drawn together from across the fields of history, theology and literary criticism. Areas of investigation include the inspiration, textual integrity and historicity of scriptural texts, the relative authority of canon and apocrypha, prophecy, the comparative merits of texts in different ancient languages, developing tools of critical scholarship, utopian and moral interpretations of scripture and how scholars read the Bible. Through a study of the interrelated themes of orthodoxy and heterodoxy, print culture and the public sphere, and the theory and practice of textual interpretation, our understanding of the histories of religion, theology, scholarship and reading in seventeenth-century England will be enhanced.
Author : Victoria Brownlee
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2018-03-09
ISBN : 0192540564
Pages : 320 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (54 Download)
Download Free Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625 PDF by Victoria Brownlee Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-03-09 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible had a profound impact on early modern culture, and bible-reading shaped the period's drama, poetry, and life-writings, as well as sermons and biblical commentaries. This volume provides an account of the how the Bible was read and applied in early modern England. It maps the connection between these readings and various forms of writing and argues that literary writings bear the hallmarks of the period's dominant exegetical practices, and do interpretative work. Tracing the impact of biblical reading across a range of genres and writers, the discussion demonstrates that literary reimaginings of, and allusions to, the Bible were common, varied, and ideologically evocative. The book explores how a series of popularly interpreted biblical narratives were recapitulated in the work of a diverse selection of writers, some of whom remain relatively unknown. In early modern England, the figures of Solomon, Job, and Christ's mother, Mary, and the books of Song of Songs and Revelation, are enmeshed in different ways with contemporary concerns, and their usage illustrates how the Bible's narratives could be turned to a fascinating array of debates. In showing the multifarious contexts in which biblical narratives were deployed, this book argues that Protestant interpretative practices contribute to, and problematize, literary constructions of a range of theological, political, and social debates.
Download Free The Poem and the Garden in Early Modern England PDF by Deborah Solomon Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-12-30 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book draws attention to the pervasive artistic rivalry between Elizabethan poetry and gardens in order to illustrate the benefits of a trans-media approach to the literary culture of the period. In its blending of textual studies with discussions of specific historical patches of earth, The Poem and the Garden demonstrates how the fashions that drove poetic invention were as likely to be influenced by a popular print convention or a particular garden experience as they were by the formal genres of the classical poets. By moving beyond a strictly verbal approach in its analysis of creative imitation, this volume offers new ways of appreciating the kinds of comparative and competitive methods that shaped early modern poetics. Noting shared patterns—both conceptual and material—in these two areas not only helps explain the persistence of botanical metaphors in sixteenth-century books of poetry but also offers a new perspective on the types of contrastive illusions that distinguish the Elizabethan aesthetic. With its interdisciplinary approach, The Poem and the Garden is of interest to all students and scholars who study early modern poetics, book history, and garden studies.
Author : Kate Narveson
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-04-15
ISBN : 1317174437
Pages : 246 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (174 Download)
Download Free Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern England PDF by Kate Narveson Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern England studies how immersion in the Bible among layfolk gave rise to a non-professional writing culture, one of the first instances of ordinary people taking up the pen as part of their daily lives. Kate Narveson examines the development of the culture, looking at the close connection between reading and writing practices, the influence of gender, and the habit of applying Scripture to personal experience. She explores too the tensions that arose between lay and clergy as layfolk embraced not just the chance to read Scripture but the opportunity to create a written record of their ideas and experiences, acquiring a new control over their spiritual self-definition and a new mode of gaining status in domestic and communal circles. Based on a study of print and manuscript sources from 1580 to 1660, this book begins by analyzing how lay people were taught to read Scripture both through explicit clerical instruction in techniques such as note-taking and collation, and through indirect means such as exposure to sermons, and then how they adapted those techniques to create their own devotional writing. The first part of the book concludes with case studies of three ordinary lay people, Anne Venn, Nehemiah Wallington, and Richard Willis. The second half of the study turns to the question of how gender registers in this lay scripturalist writing, offering extended attention to the little-studied meditations of Grace, Lady Mildmay. Narveson concludes by arguing that by mid-century, despite clerical anxiety, writing was central to lay engagement with Scripture and had moved the center of religious experience beyond the church walls.
Author : Elizabeth (Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Literature Scott-Bauman (K.)
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2022-10-07
ISBN : 0198860633
Pages : 897 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (86 Download)
Download Free The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women's Writing in English, 1540-1700 PDF by Elizabeth (Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Literature Scott-Bauman (K.) Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-10-07 with total page 897 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women's Writing in English, 1540-1700 brings together new work by scholars across the globe, from some of the founding figures in early modern women's writing to those early in their careers and defining the field now. It investigates how and where women gained access to education, how they developed their literary voice through varied genres including poetry, drama, and letters, and how women cultivated domestic and technical forms of knowledge from recipes and needlework to medicines and secret codes. Chapters investigate the ways in which women's writing was an integral part of the intellectual culture of the period, engaging with male writers and traditions, while also revealing the ways in which women's lives and writings were often distinctly different, from women prophetesses to queens, widows, and servants. It explores the intersections of women writing in English with those writing in French, Spanish, Latin, and Greek, in Europe and in New England, and argues for an archipelagic understanding of women's writing in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and England. Finally, it reflects on--and challenges--the methodologies which have developed in, and with, the field: book and manuscript history, editing, digital analysis, premodern critical race studies, network theory, queer theory, and feminist theory. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women's Writing in English, 1540-1700 captures the most innovative work on early modern women's writing in English at present.
Download Free Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England PDF by Stephen B. Dobranski Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-03-17 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher Description
Download Free Reading by Design PDF by Pauline Reid Full Book and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-04-29 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Renaissance readers perceived the print book as both a thing and a medium - a thing that could be broken or reassembled, and a visual medium that had the power to reflect, transform, or deceive. At the same historical moment that print books remediated the visual and material structures of manuscript and oral rhetoric, the relationship between vision and perception was fundamentally called into question. Investigating this crisis of perception, Pauline Reid argues that the visual crisis that suffuses early modern English thought also imbricates sixteenth- and seventeenth-century print materials. These vision troubles in turn influenced how early modern books and readers interacted. Platonic, Aristotelian, and empirical models of sight vied with one another in a culture where vision had a tenuous relationship to external reality. Through situating early modern books' design elements, such as woodcuts, engravings, page borders, and layouts, as important rhetorical components of the text, Reading by Design articulates how the early modern book responded to epistemological crises of perception and competing theories of sight.
Download Free For All Waters PDF by Lowell Duckert Full Book and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2017-03-31 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recent years have witnessed a surge in early modern ecostudies, many devoted to Shakespearean drama. Yet in this burgeoning discipline, travel writing appears moored in historicization, inorganic subjects are far less prevalent than organic ones, and freshwater sites are hardly visited. For All Waters explores these uncharted wetscapes. Lowell Duckert shows that when playwrights and travel writers such as Sir Walter Raleigh physically interacted with rivers, glaciers, monsoons, and swamps, they composed “hydrographies,” or bodily and textual assemblages of human and nonhuman things that dissolved notions of human autonomy and its singular narrativity. With a playful, punning touch woven deftly into its theoretical rigor, For All Waters disputes fantasies of ecological solitude that would keep our selves high and dry and that would try to sustain a political ecology excluding water and the poor. The lives of both humans and waterscapes can be improved simultaneously through direct engagement with wetness. For All Waters concludes by investigating waterscapes in peril today—West Virginia’s chemical rivers and Iceland’s vanishing glaciers—and outlining what we can learn from early moderns’ eco-ontological lessons. By taking their soggy and storied matters to heart, and arriving at a greater realization of our shared wetness, we can conceive new directions to take within the hydropolitical crises afflicting us today.
Download Free The English Bible in the Early Modern World PDF by Robert Armstrong Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The English Bible in the Early Modern World is a wide-ranging collection of essays investigating the impact of the English Bible on popular religion and reading practices, and on theology, religious controversy and intellectual history between 1530 and 1700.
Author : Roze Hentschell
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2020-06-16
ISBN : 0192588591
Pages : 244 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (588 Download)
Download Free St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture PDF by Roze Hentschell Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-16 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prior to the 1666 fire of London, St Paul's Cathedral was an important central site for religious, commercial, and social life in London. The literature of the period - both fictional and historical - reveals a great interest in the space, and show it to be complex and contested, with multiple functions and uses beyond its status as a church. St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices animates the cathedral space by focusing on the every day functions of the building, deepening and sometimes complicating previous works on St Paul's. St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a study of London's cathedral, its immediate surroundings, and its everyday users in early modern literary and historical documents and images, with special emphasis on the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. It discusses representations of several of the seemingly discrete spaces of the precinct to reveal how these spaces overlap with and inform one another spatially, and argues that specific locations should be seen as mutually constitutive and in a dynamic and ever-evolving state. The varied uses of the precinct, including the embodied spatial practices of early modern Londoners and visitors, are examined, including the walkers in the nave, sermon-goers, those who shopped for books, the residents of the precinct, the choristers, and those who were devoted to church repairs and renovations.
Download Free Early Modern Herbals and the Book Trade PDF by Sarah Neville Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-01-06 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the early modern herbal, Sarah Neville finds a captivating example of how Renaissance print culture shaped scientific authority.
Download Free Visualizing the Past in Italian Renaissance Art PDF by Jennifer Cochran Anderson Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-03-22 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A team of specialists addresses a foundational concept as central to early modern thinking as to our own: that the past is always an important part of the present.
Author : Kevin Killeen
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2015-08-27
ISBN : 0191510599
Pages : 784 pages
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Download Free The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530-1700 PDF by Kevin Killeen Full Book and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2015-08-27 with total page 784 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 The Marvels of the World PDF by Rebecca Bushnell Full Book and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2021-03-12 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Long before the Romantics embraced nature, people in the West saw the human and nonhuman worlds as both intimately interdependent and violently antagonistic. With its peerless selection of ninety-eight original sources concerned with the natural world and humankind's place within it, The Marvels of the World offers a corrective to the still-prevalent tendency to dismiss premodern attitudes toward nature as simple or univocal. Gathering together medical texts, herbals, and how-to books, as well as scientific, religious, philosophical, and poetic works dating from antiquity to the dawn of the Enlightenment, the anthology explores both mainstream and unconventional thinking about the natural world. Its seven parts focus on philosophy and science; plants; animals; weather and climate; ways of inhabiting the land; gardens and gardening; and European encounters with the wider world. Each section and each of the book's selections is prefaced with a helpful introduction by volume editor Rebecca Bushnell that weaves connections among these compelling pieces of the past. The early writers collected here wrote with extraordinary openness about ways of coexisting with the nonhuman forces that shaped them, Bushnell demonstrates, even as they sought to control and exploit their environment. Taken as a whole, The Marvels of the World reveals how many of these early writers cared as much about the natural world as we do today.