Literature, Politics and Law in Renaissance England

Hardcover | March 2, 2005

byErica Sheen

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This collection features the work of both established and up-and-coming scholars in the UK and US, with contributors including Peter Goodrich, Lorna Hutson, Erica Sheen and David Colclough studying the period of the English Renaissance from the 1520s to the 1660s. This wide-ranging study, working on the edge of new historicism as well as book history, covers topics such as libel/slander and literary debate, legal textual production, authorship and the politics of authorial attribution and theater and the law.

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This collection features the work of both established and up-and-coming scholars in the UK and US, with contributors including Peter Goodrich, Lorna Hutson, Erica Sheen and David Colclough studying the period of the English Renaissance from the 1520s to the 1660s. This wide-ranging study, working on the edge of new historicism as well ...

Erica Sheen is Lecturer in English Literature, Film and Literary Theory at the University of Sheffield. Lorna Hutson is Professor of English Literature at the University of St. Andrews.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.92 × 5.46 × 0.75 inPublished:March 2, 2005Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations * Notes on Contributors * Introduction: Renaissance, Law and Literature--E.Sheen & L.Hutson * Amici curiae: Lawful Manhood and Other Juristic Performances in Renaissance England--P.Goodrich * Instigating Treason: The Life and Death of Henry Cuffe, Secretary--A.Stewart * 'Unmanly indignities': Adultery, Evidence and Judgement in Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness--S.Mukherji * 'She has that in her belly will dry up your ink': Femininity as Challenge in the 'equitable drama' of John Webster--I.Habermann * Renaissance Tool Abuse and the Legal History of the Sudden--L.Wilson * Taking Liberties: George Wither's A Satyre, Libel and the Law--M.O'Callaghan * Freedom of Speech, Libel and the Law in Early Stuart England--D.Colclough * John Selden among the Quakers: Antifeminism and the Seventeenth Century Tithes Controversy--M.Nevitt * Martyrdom in a Merchant World: Law and Martyrdom in the Restoration Memoirs of Elizabeth Jekyll and Mary Love--S.Wiseman * Index