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Literature, Satire and the Early Stuart State

byAndrew McRae

Paperback | January 18, 2009

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Andrew McRae examines the relationship between literature and politics at a pivotal moment in English history. McRae argues that the most influential and incisive political satire in this period may be found in manuscript libels, scurrilous pamphlets, and a range of other material written and circulated under the threat of censorship. Satire provided crucial resources through which early Stuart writers could define new models of political identity and construct new discourses of dissent.
Title:Literature, Satire and the Early Stuart StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521100429

ISBN - 13:9780521100427

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Conventions; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Personal Politics: 1. The culture of early Stuart libelling; 2. Contesting identities: libels and the early Stuart politician; Part II. Public Politics: 3. Freeing the tongue and the heart: satire and the political subject; 4. Discourses of discrimination: political satire in the 1620s; Part III. The Politics of Division: 5. Satire and sycophancy: Richard Corbett and early Stuart Royalism; 6. Stigmatising Prynne: Puritanism and politics in the 1630s; Epilogue: early Stuart satire and the Civil War; Bibliography; Index.

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"This is historically informed criticism that nonetheless retains a keen eye for the habits and patterns of teh words used by the writers it studies. By making available such an important body of primary materials for the study of politics, textuality and culture, Early Stuart Liberals open-handly extended an invitation to otehr researchers; Literature, Satire and the Early Stuart State will offer those new to that field not only a learned and approachable guide, but, beyond that, a model of how these texts interact with one another and the richly described cultures within which Mcrae situates them." Early Modern Literary Studies Tom Lockwood, University of Birmingham