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The Elizabethan Top Ten

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Download The Elizabethan Top Ten PDF Format Full Free by Emma Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Engaging with histories of the book and of reading, as well as with studies of material culture, this volume explores ’popularity’ in early modern English writings. Is ’popular’ best described as a theoretical or an empirical category in this period? How can we account for the gap between modern canonicity and early modern print popularity? How might we weight the evidence of popularity from citations, serial editions, print runs, reworkings, or extant copies? Is something that sells a lot always popular, even where the readership for print is only a small proportion of the population, or does popular need to carry something of its etymological sense of the public, the people? Four initial chapters sketch out the conceptual and evidential issues, while the second part of the book consists of ten short chapters-a ’hit parade’- in which eminent scholars take a genre or a single exemplar - play, romance, sermon, or almanac, among other categories-as a means to articulate more general issues. Throughout, the aim is to unpack and interrogate assumptions about the popular, and to decentre canonical narratives about, for example, the sermons of Donne or Andrewes over Smith, or the plays of Shakespeare over Mucedorus. Revisiting Elizabethan literary culture through the lenses of popularity, this collection allows us to view the subject from an unfamiliar angle-in which almanacs are more popular than sonnets and proclamations more numerous than plays, and in which authors familiar to us are displaced by names now often forgotten.


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The Elizabethan Top Ten

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ISBN 13 : 9780367879068
Pages : 284 pages
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Download The Elizabethan Top Ten PDF Format Full Free by Emma Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-14 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Engaging with histories of the book and of reading, as well as with studies of material culture, this volume explores 'popularity' in early modern English writings. Is 'popular' best described as a theoretical or an empirical category in this period? How can we account for the gap between modern canonicity and early modern print popularity? How might we weight the evidence of popularity from citations, serial editions, print runs, reworkings, or extant copies? Is something that sells a lot always popular, even where the readership for print is only a small proportion of the population, or does popular need to carry something of its etymological sense of the public, the people? Four initial chapters sketch out the conceptual and evidential issues, while the second part of the book consists of ten short chapters-a 'hit parade'- in which eminent scholars take a genre or a single exemplar - play, romance, sermon, or almanac, among other categories-as a means to articulate more general issues. Throughout, the aim is to unpack and interrogate assumptions about the popular, and to decentre canonical narratives about, for example, the sermons of Donne or Andrewes over Smith, or the plays of Shakespeare over Mucedorus. Revisiting Elizabethan literary culture through the lenses of popularity, this collection allows us to view the subject from an unfamiliar angle-in which almanacs are more popular than sonnets and proclamations more numerous than plays, and in which authors familiar to us are displaced by names now often forgotten.


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The Elizabethan Top Ten

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317034449
Pages : 284 pages
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Download The Elizabethan Top Ten PDF Format Full Free by Emma Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Engaging with histories of the book and of reading, as well as with studies of material culture, this volume explores ’popularity’ in early modern English writings. Is ’popular’ best described as a theoretical or an empirical category in this period? How can we account for the gap between modern canonicity and early modern print popularity? How might we weight the evidence of popularity from citations, serial editions, print runs, reworkings, or extant copies? Is something that sells a lot always popular, even where the readership for print is only a small proportion of the population, or does popular need to carry something of its etymological sense of the public, the people? Four initial chapters sketch out the conceptual and evidential issues, while the second part of the book consists of ten short chapters-a ’hit parade’- in which eminent scholars take a genre or a single exemplar - play, romance, sermon, or almanac, among other categories-as a means to articulate more general issues. Throughout, the aim is to unpack and interrogate assumptions about the popular, and to decentre canonical narratives about, for example, the sermons of Donne or Andrewes over Smith, or the plays of Shakespeare over Mucedorus. Revisiting Elizabethan literary culture through the lenses of popularity, this collection allows us to view the subject from an unfamiliar angle-in which almanacs are more popular than sonnets and proclamations more numerous than plays, and in which authors familiar to us are displaced by names now often forgotten.


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St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture

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ISBN 13 : 0198848811
Pages : 304 pages
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Download St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture PDF Format Full Free by Roze Hentschell and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-06-15 with total page 304 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.


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ISBN 13 : 9004349200
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Download Lost Books and Printing in London, 1557-1640 PDF Format Full Free by Alexandra Hill and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Lost Books and Printing in London, 1557-1640 Alexandra Hill uses modern digital approaches to bibliography to reveal and analyse the entries of lost books in the Stationers’ Company Register.


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Mathematics and the Craft of Thought in the Anglo-Dutch Renaissance

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ISBN 13 : 1000461807
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Download Mathematics and the Craft of Thought in the Anglo-Dutch Renaissance PDF Format Full Free by Eleanor Chan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The development of a coherent, cohesive visual system of mathematics brought about a seminal shift in approaches towards abstract thinking in western Europe. Vernacular translations of Euclid’s Elements made these new and developing approaches available to a far broader readership than had previously been possible. Scholarship has explored the way that the language of mathematics leaked into the literary cultures of England and the Low Countries, but until now the role of visual metaphors of making and shaping in the establishment of mathematics as a practical tool has gone unexplored. Mathematics and the Craft of Thought sheds light on the remarkable culture shift surrounding the vernacular language translations of Euclid, and the geometrical imaginary that they sought to create. It shows how the visual language of early modern European geometry was constructed by borrowing and quoting from contemporary visual culture. The verbal and visual language of this form of mathematics, far from being simply immaterial, was designed to tantalize with material connotations. This book argues that, in a very real sense, practical geometry in this period was built out of craft metaphors.


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ISBN 13 : 0192569570
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Download The Experience of Poetry PDF Format Full Free by Derek Attridge and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-14 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Was the experience of poetry—or a cultural practice we now call poetry—continuously available across the two-and-a-half millennia from the composition of the Homeric epics to the publication of Ben Jonson's Works and the death of Shakespeare in 1616? How did the pleasure afforded by the crafting of language into memorable and moving rhythmic forms play a part in the lives of hearers and readers in Ancient Greece and Rome, Europe during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and Britain during the Renaissance? In tackling these questions, this book first examines the evidence for the performance of the Iliad and the Odyssey and of Ancient Greek lyric poetry, the impact of the invention of writing on Alexandrian verse, the performances of poetry that characterized Ancient Rome, and the private and public venues for poetic experience in Late Antiquity. It moves on to deal with medieval verse, exploring the oral traditions that spread across Europe in the vernacular languages, the place of manuscript transmission, the shift from roll to codex and from papyrus to parchment, and the changing audiences for poetry. A final part investigates the experience of poetry in the English Renaissance, from the manuscript verse of Henry VIII's court to the anthologies and collections of the late Elizabethan era. Among the topics considered in this part are the importance of the printed page, the continuing significance of manuscript circulation, the performance of poetry in pageants and progresses, and the appearance of poets on the Elizabethan stage. In tracking both continuity and change across these many centuries, the book throws fresh light on the role and importance of poetry in western culture.


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ISBN 13 : 1982195800
Pages : 636 pages
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Download Making History PDF Format Full Free by Richard Cohen and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 636 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A “supremely entertaining” (The New Yorker) exploration of who gets to record the world’s history—from Julius Caesar to William Shakespeare to Ken Burns—and how their biases influence our understanding about the past. There are many stories we can spin about previous ages, but which accounts get told? And by whom? Is there even such a thing as “objective” history? In this “witty, wise, and elegant” (The Spectator), book, Richard Cohen reveals how professional historians and other equally significant witnesses, such as the writers of the Bible, novelists, and political propagandists, influence what becomes the accepted record. Cohen argues, for example, that some historians are practitioners of “Bad History” and twist reality to glorify themselves or their country. “Scholarly, lively, quotable, up-to-date, and fun” (Hilary Mantel, author of the bestselling Thomas Cromwell trilogy), Making History investigates the published works and private utterances of our greatest chroniclers to discover the agendas that informed their—and our—views of the world. From the origins of history writing, when such an activity itself seemed revolutionary, through to television and the digital age, Cohen brings captivating figures to vivid light, from Thucydides and Tacitus to Voltaire and Gibbon, Winston Churchill and Henry Louis Gates. Rich in complex truths and surprising anecdotes, the result is a revealing exploration of both the aims and art of history-making, one that will lead us to rethink how we learn about our past and about ourselves.


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Authorial Personality and the Making of Renaissance Texts

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ISBN 13 : 0198714165
Pages : 496 pages
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Download Authorial Personality and the Making of Renaissance Texts PDF Format Full Free by Douglas S. Pfeiffer and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-10 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studying texts by Lorenzo Valla, Erasmus, Saint Jerome, George Gascoigne, and Fulke Greville, this volume explores authorial character as an instrument of textual analysis in the scholarship of early Renaissance literature.


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ISBN 13 : 1316515990
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Download Early Modern Herbals and the Book Trade PDF Format Full Free by Sarah Neville and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-01-06 with total page 290 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.


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Download Queenship and Political Discourse in the Elizabethan Realms PDF Format Full Free by Natalie Mears and published by . This book was released on 2009-01-08 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An important re-evaluation of Elizabethan politics and Elizabeth's queenship in sixteenth-century England, Wales and Ireland.


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ISBN 13 : 9780836228755
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Download Garfield's Top Ten Tom Cat Foolery PDF Format Full Free by Jim Kraft and published by Andrews McMeel Pub. This book was released on 1997 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Garfield lets the fur fly in this outrageous collection of witty, wacky top ten lists. Ideal for collectors, gift-givers, and people with really short attention spans!


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Download Invisible Power PDF Format Full Free by Alan Haynes and published by Sutton Pub Limited. This book was released on 1992 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Invisible Power is an unrivalled and impeccably detailed account of the 'secret services' operated by the great men of Elizabethan England. The clandestine efforts of hard-pressed privy councillors of Elizabeth I resulted from the collective Protestant fear provoked by the exile of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots. Anybody with a claim to the English throne was viewed with suspicion as a potential focus for religious malcontents and foreign meddlers. By stealthy efforts at home and abroad the Elizabethan spy clusters became forces to be feared. Kidnapping, surveillance, conspiracy, counterespionage, theft and the laying of false trails were just a few of the methods employed to defeat the ever-present threat of regicide. Illustrated throughout, Invisible Power challenges many stale notions about espionage in Renaissance England, and presents very complex material in an absorbing way, so that the reign of Elizabeth I is shown in a compellingly new and bold light.


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Download Cassell's Encyclopaedia of Literature PDF Format Full Free by Sigfrid Henry Steinberg and published by . This book was released on 1953 with total page 2086 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: