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Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance, 1545-1625
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Publication date November 24, 2007
Pages 305
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199233656
ISBN-10 0199233659
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $48.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: What was the purpose of representing foreign lands for writers in the English Renaissance? This innovative and wide-ranging study argues that writers often used their works as vehicles to reflect on the state of contemporary English politics, particularly their own lack of representation in public institutions. Sometimes such analyses took the form of displaced allegories, whereby writers contrasted the advantages enjoyed, or disadvantages suffered, by foreign subjects with the political conditions of Tudor and Stuart England. Elsewhere, more often in explicitly colonial writings, authors meditated on the problems of government when faced with the possibly violent creation of a new society. If Venice was commonly held up as a beacon of republican liberty which England would do well to imitate, the fear of tyrannical Catholic Spain was ever present - inspiring and haunting much of the colonial literature from 1580 onwards. This stimulating book examines fictional and non-fictional writings, illustrating both the close connections between the two made by early modern readers and the problems involved in the usual assumption that we can make sense of the past with the categories available to us. Hadfield explores in his work representations of Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Far East, selecting pertinent examples rather than attempting to embrace a total coverage. He also offers fresh readings of Shakespeare, Marlowe, More, Lyly, Hakluyt, Harriot, Nashe, and others.


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from Clarendon Pr (February 25, 1999); titled "Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545-1625"
9780198184805 | details & prices | 305 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $155.00
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from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (November 24, 2007)
9780199233656 | details & prices | 305 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $48.95
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