Early Modern Catholicism: An Anthology of Primary Sources

Paperback | July 28, 2007

EditorRobert S. Miola

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Early Modern Catholicism makes available in modern spelling and punctuation substantial Catholic contributions to literature, history, political thought, devotion, and theology in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Rather than perpetuate the usual stereotypes and misinformation, itprovides a fresh look at Catholic writing long suppressed, marginalized, and ignored. The anthology gives back voices to those silenced by prejudice, exile, persecution, or martyrdom while attention to actual texts challenges conventional beliefs about the period.The anthology is divided into eight sections entitled Controversies, Lives and Deaths, Poetry, Instructions and Devotions, Drama, Histories, Fiction, and Documents, and includes sixteen black and white illustrations from a variety of Early Modern sources. Amongst the selections are texts whichilluminate the role of women in recusant community and in the Church; the rich traditions of prayer and mysticism; the theology and politics of martyrdom; the emergence of the Catholic Baroque in literature and art; and the polemical battles fought within the Church and against its enemies. EarlyModern Catholicism also provides a context that redefines the established canons of Early Modern England, including such figures as Edmund Spenser, John Donne, John Milton, William Shakespeare, and Ben Jonson.

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Early Modern Catholicism makes available in modern spelling and punctuation substantial Catholic contributions to literature, history, political thought, devotion, and theology in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Rather than perpetuate the usual stereotypes and misinformation, itprovides a fresh look at Catholic writing l...

Robert S. Miola has been Lecturer in Classics at Loyola College since 1990. He is currently the Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.02 inPublished:July 28, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ControversiesDesiderius Erasmus: On the New Testament, 1516Desiderius Erasmus: On Free Will, 1524Thomas More: A Dialogue Concerning Heresies, 1530Edmund Plowden: A Treatise on Mary, Queen of Scots, 1566Nicholas Sander: A Treatise of the Images of Christ and of his Saints, 1567Edmund Campion: A Letter to the Privy Council, 1580Edmund Campion: The Tower Debates, 1581Alban Langdale: Reasons why Catholics may go to Church, 1580William Allen: A True, Sincere, and Modest Defence of English Catholics, 1584William Allen: A Declaration of the Sentence and Deposition of Elizabeth, 1588Henry Garnet: Of Indulgence or Pardons, 1592-6Henry Garnet: A Treatise of Equivocation, c.1598Juan de Mariana: On the King and the Education of the King, 1599Robert Bellarmine: On the Authority of the Pope against William Basday, 1610Jane Owen: An Antidote against Purgatory, 1634Lives and DeathsAugustine of Hippo (354-430)Teresa of Avila (1515-82)Thomas More (1477-1535)Edmund Campion (1540-81)Margaret Clitherow (1556?-86)William Weston (1550-1615)Alexander Rawlins (1555?-95) and Henry Walpole (1558-95)Toby Matthew (1577-1655)Mary Ward (1585-1645)PoetryA Lament and Some BalladsChidiock Tichborne (1558?-86)Francis Tregian (1548-1608)Thomas Pounde (1538-1613)Henry Constable (1562-1613)Robert Southwell (1561-95)Anthony Copley (1567-1609?)Richard Verstegan (1548-1636)William Alabaster (1567-1640)Toby Matthew (1577-1665)John Donne (1572-1631)Ben Jonson (1572-1637)John Beaumont (1584-1627)William Habington (1605-54)Gertrude More (1604-33)Richard Crashaw (1612-49)Instructions and DevotionsPrayers and Hymns, 11th-16th centuriesRobert, Prior of Shrewsbury: The Life of Saint Winifred, 1130Thomas a Kempis: The Imitation of Christ, 1420-7Ignatius Loyola: The Spiritual Exercises, 1521-2John Fisher, Thomas More, Robert Southwell: Consolations, 1534, 1588Luis de Granada, John Bucke: Meditations, 1582, 1589Roger Martin: Memoirs of Long Melford, ca. 1590William Byrd: Gradualia, 1605Francis de Sales: An Introduction to a Devout Life, 1613Henry Hawkins: Partheneia Sacra, 1633Augustine Baker: Sancta Sophia, 1657DramaJohn Heywood: The Pardoner and the Friar, c. 1530Jane Lumley: Iphigeneia in Aulis, c. 1555Jacob Bidermann: Cenodoxus, 1602William Shakespeare: Hamlet, 1599-1601William Shakespeare: Measure for Measure, 1603-04William Shakespeare: Pericles, 1606-08William Shakespeare: Henry VIII, 1613Ben Jonson: Sejanus, 1603-04Ben Jonson: The Alchemist, 1610Philip Massinger: The Renegado, 1624James Shirley: St Patrick for Ireland, 1639-40HistoriesVenerable Bede: The History of the Church of England, tr. Thomas Stapleton, 1565Nicholas Sander: Rise and Growth of the Anglican Schism, 1585Bartolome de Las Casas: The Spanish Colony, 1583Robert Persons: A Treatise of Three Conversions of England, 1603-04Richard Verstegan: A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities, 1605Philip O'Sullivan-Beare: The History of Catholic Ireland, 1621Elizabeth Cary: The Life, Reign, and Death of Edward II, 1627FictionDesiderius Erasmus: Colloquies, 1518Anthony Copley: Wits, Fits, and Fancies, 1595Thomas Lodge: Wit's Misery, 1596Thomas Lodge: Prosopopeia: The Tears of Mary, 1596Robert Chambers: Palestina, 1600Elizabeth Southwell: The Sickness and Death of Queen Elizabeth, 1607John Barclay: Argenis, 1629Documents (Papal Bulls)The Inquisition, 1231The Colonization of the New World, 1493The Publication of Books, 1515The Excommunication of Elizabeth I, 1570