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The Destruction of Jerusalem in Early Modern English Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1316419185
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Download The Destruction of Jerusalem in Early Modern English Literature PDF Format Full Free by Beatrice Groves and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-09-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the fall of Jerusalem and restores to its rightful place one of the key explanatory tropes of early modern English culture. Showing the importance of Jerusalem's destruction in sermons, ballads, puppet shows and provincial drama of the period, Beatrice Groves brings a new perspective to works by canonical authors such as Marlowe, Nashe, Shakespeare, Dekker and Milton. The volume also offers a historically compelling and wide-ranging account of major shifts in cultural attitudes towards Judaism by situating texts in their wider cultural and theological context. Groves examines the continuities and differences between medieval and early modern theatre, London as an imagined community and the way that narratives about Jerusalem and Judaism informed notions of English identity in the wake of the Reformation. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this volume will interest researchers and upper-level students of early modern literature, religious studies and theatre.


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Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England

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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 13 : 1644530147
Pages : 334 pages
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Download Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England PDF Format Full Free by Vanita Neelakanta and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2019-05-10 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This compelling book explores sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English retellings of the Roman siege of Jerusalem and the way they informed and were informed by religious and political developments. The siege featured prominently in many early modern English sermons, ballads, plays, histories, and pamphlets, functioning as a touchstone for writers who sought to locate their own national drama of civil and religious tumult within a larger biblical and post-biblical context. Reformed England identified with besieged Jerusalem, establishing an equivalency between the Protestant church and the ancient Jewish nation but exposing fears that a displeased God could destroy his beloved nation. As print culture grew, secular interpretations of the siege ran alongside once-dominant providentialist narratives and spoke to the political anxieties in England as it was beginning to fashion a conception of itself as a nation. Distributed for the University of Delaware Press


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Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0192540564
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625 PDF Format Full Free by Victoria Brownlee 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.


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The Political Bible in Early Modern England

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107107970
Pages : 310 pages
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Download The Political Bible in Early Modern England PDF Format Full Free by Kevin Killeen and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-12-15 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the Bible as a political document in seventeenth-century England, revealing how it provided a key language of political debate.


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Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature

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ISBN 13 : 9780521832700
Pages : 310 pages
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Download Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature PDF Format Full Free by Hannibal Hamlin and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-02-05 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher Description


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The Transformations of Tragedy

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13 : 9004416544
Pages : 340 pages
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Download The Transformations of Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Fionnuala O’Neill Tonning and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-11-26 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Transformations of Tragedy explores different Christian influences, from the Early Modern to Modern periods, upon the development of post-classical Western tragedy.


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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1350135380
Pages : 280 pages
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Download A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age PDF Format Full Free by Robert Henke and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-08-08 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For both producers and consumers of theatre in the early modern era, art was viewed as a social rather than an individual activity. Emerging in the context of new capitalistic modes of production, the birth of the nation state and the rise of absolute monarchies, theatre also proved a highly mobile medium across geolinguistic boundaries. This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of theatre from 1400 to 1650, and examines the socioeconomically heterodox nature of theatre and performance during this period. Highly illustrated with 48 images, the ten chapters each take a different theme as their focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.


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The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107194237
Pages : 321 pages
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Download The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage PDF Format Full Free by Thomas Fulton and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-26 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first volume to consider how the context of early modern biblical interpretation shaped Shakespeare's plays.


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The Jew's Daughter

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 1498527795
Pages : 322 pages
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Download The Jew's Daughter PDF Format Full Free by Efraim Sicher and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-05-04 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An innovative study of the gendering of ethnic difference in Western society, Sicher’s multidisciplinary, comparative analysis shows how racialized images have persisted and helped to form prejudiced views of the Other.


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Christian Shakespeare: Question Mark

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Publisher : Vernon Press
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ISBN 13 : 1648895182
Pages : 243 pages
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Download Christian Shakespeare: Question Mark PDF Format Full Free by Michael Scott and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2022-08-02 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christian Shakespeare? The question was put to each contributor to this collection of essays. They received no further guidance about how to understand the question nor how to shape their responses. No particular theoretical approach, no shared definition of the question was required or encouraged. Rather, they were free to join, in whatever way they thought useful, the extensive discourse about the impact that the Christian faith and the religious controversies of Shakespeare’s time had on his poems and plays. The range of responses points not only to openness of Shakespeare’s work to interpretation, but to the seriousness with which the writers reflected on the question and to their careful and sensitive reading of the poems and plays. The heterogeneity of Shakespeare’s world is reflected in the heterogeneity of the essays, each an individual response to the complex question they engage. In the end, what the plays and poems reveal about Shakespeare’s Christianity remains unclear, and that lack of clarity has also contributed to the variety of responses in the collection. All the essays recognize, to some degree or another, that the tension in Shakespeare’s world between old and new, medieval and early modern, Catholic and Protestant, brought uncertainty (and in some cases anxiety) to the minds and hearts of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. But what Shakespeare himself believed, how he responded in his work to the religious turmoil of his time remains uncertain. For some of the contributors Shakespeare’s plays are inescapably indeterminate (even evasive) and open to a multiplicity of possible readings. For others, Shakespeare takes a stand and, through the careful patterning of his plays, speaks more or less unambiguously to the religious and political issues of his time. Together the essays reflect the varied ways in which the question of Shakespeare’s Christianity might be answered.


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The Revenger's Tragedy: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1472585429
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Revenger's Tragedy: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Brian Walsh and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Revenger's Tragedy is one of the most vital, important, and enduring tragedies of the Jacobean era, one of the few non-Shakespearean plays of that period that is still regularly revived on stage and taught in classrooms. The play is notable for its piercing insight into human depravity, its savage humour, and its florid theatricality. This collection of new essays offers students an invaluable overview of the play's critical and performance history as well as four critical essays offering a range of new perspectives.


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Christian Zionism and English National Identity, 1600–1850

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319771949
Pages : 305 pages
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Download Christian Zionism and English National Identity, 1600–1850 PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Crome and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-06-01 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores why English Christians, from the early modern period onwards, believed that their nation had a special mission to restore the Jews to Palestine. It examines English support for Jewish restoration from the Whitehall Conference in 1655 through to public debates on the Jerusalem Bishopric in 1841. Rather than claiming to replace Israel as God’s “elect nation”, England was “chosen” to have a special, but inferior, relationship with the Jews. Believing that God “blessed those who bless” the Jewish people, this national role allowed England to atone for ill-treatment of Jews, read the confusing pathways of providence, and guarantee the nation’s survival until Christ’s return. This book analyses this mode of national identity construction and its implications for understanding Christian views of Jews, the self, and “the other”. It offers a new understanding of national election, and of the relationship between apocalyptic prophecy and political action.


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The Jew as Legitimation

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 331942601X
Pages : 304 pages
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Download The Jew as Legitimation PDF Format Full Free by David J. Wertheim and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-01-20 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book traces the historical phenomenon of “the Jew as Legitimation.” Contributors discuss how Jews have been used, through time, to validate non-Jewish beliefs. The volume dissects the dilemmas and challenges this pattern has presented to Jews. Throughout history, Jews and Judaism have served to legitimize the beliefs of Gentiles. Jews functioned as Augustine’s witnesses to the truth of Christianity, as Christian Kabbalist’s source for Protestant truths, as an argument for the enlightened claim for tolerance, as the focus of modern Christian Zionist reverence, and as a weapon of contemporary right wing populism against fears of Islamization. This volume challenges understandings of Jewish-Gentile relations, offering a counter-perspective to discourses of antisemitism and philosemitism.


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King John

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ISBN 13 : 1350284165
Pages : 472 pages
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Download King John PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Candido and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-12-30 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new volume in Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition increases our knowledge of how Shakespeare's plays were received and understood by critics, editors and general readers. Updated with a new introduction providing a survey of critical responses to the plays since the late 1930s to the present day, the volume offers, in separate sections, both critical opinions about the play across the centuries and an evaluation of their positions within and their impact on the reception of the play. The chronological arrangement of the text-excerpts engages the readers in a direct and unbiased dialogue, whereas the introduction offers a critical evaluation from a current stance, including modern theories and methods. Thus the volume makes a major contribution to our understanding of the play and of the traditions of Shakespearean criticism surrounding it as they have developed from century to century.


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The Biblical Covenant in Shakespeare

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319718436
Pages : 254 pages
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Download The Biblical Covenant in Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Mary Jo Kietzman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-09 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The theo-political idea of covenant—a sacred binding agreement—formalizes relationships and inaugurates politics in the Hebrew Bible, and it was the most significant revolutionary idea to come out of the Protestant Reformation. Central to sixteenth-century theology, covenant became the cornerstone of the seventeenth-century English Commonweath, evidenced by Parliament’s passage of the Protestation Oath in 1641 which was the “first national covenant against popery and arbitrary government,” followed by the Solemn League and Covenant in 1643. Although there are plenty of books on Shakespeare and religion and Shakespeare and the Bible, no recent critics have recognized how Shakespeare’s plays popularized and spread the covenant idea, making it available for the modern project. By seeding the plays with allusions to biblical covenant stories, Shakespeare not only lends ethical weight to secular lives but develops covenant as the core idea in a civil religion or a founding myth of the early-modern political community, writ small (family and friendship) and large (business and state). Playhouse relationships, especially those between actors and audiences, were also understood through the covenant model, which lent ethical shading to the convention of direct address. Revealing covenant as the biblical beating heart of Shakespeare’s drama, this book helps to explain how the plays provide a smooth transition into secular society based on the idea of social contract.


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Early Modern Drama and the Bible

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230358667
Pages : 267 pages
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Download Early Modern Drama and the Bible PDF Format Full Free by A. Streete and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-10-27 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Early modern drama is steeped in biblical language, imagery and stories. This collection examines the pervasive presence of scripture on the early modern stage. Exploring plays by writers such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, Middleton, and Webster, the contributors show how theatre offers a site of public and communal engagement with the Bible.


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Skepticism and Belief in Early Modern England

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1317054555
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Skepticism and Belief in Early Modern England PDF Format Full Free by Melissa M. Caldwell and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The central thesis of this book is that skepticism was instrumental to the defense of orthodox religion and the development of the identity of the Church of England. Examining the presence of skepticism in non-fiction prose literature at four transitional moments in English Protestant history during which orthodoxy was challenged and revised, Melissa Caldwell argues that a skeptical mode of thinking is embedded in the literary and rhetorical choices made by English writers who straddle the project of reform and the maintenance of orthodoxy after the Reformation in England. Far from being a radical belief simply indicative of an emerging secularism, she demonstrates the varied and complex appropriations of skeptical thought in early modern England. By examining a selection of various kinds of literature-including religious polemic, dialogue, pamphlets, sermons, and treatises-produced at key moments in early modern England’s religious history, Caldwell shows how the writers under consideration capitalized on the unscripted moral space that emerged in the wake of the Reformation. The result was a new kind of discourse--and a new form of orthodoxy--that sought both to exploit and to contain the skepticism unearthed by the Reformation.