Local Negotiations Of English Nationhood, 1570-1680

Hardcover | June 15, 2011

byJohn Adrian, John M. Adrian

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Even in an age of emerging nationhood, English men and women still thought very much in terms of their parishes, towns, and counties. This book examines the vitality of early modern local consciousness and its deployment by writers to mediate the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Even in an age of emerging nationhood, English men and women still thought very much in terms of their parishes, towns, and counties. This book examines the vitality of early modern local consciousness and its deployment by writers to mediate the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuri...

JOHN M. ADRIAN is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, USA, where he teaches courses on Renaissance Literature and directs the College's Honors Program. He has published articles on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature and culture in journals such as English Literary Renaissance, The ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.88 × 5.73 × 0.89 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230277713

ISBN - 13:9780230277717

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Local Consciousness in Renaissance England
William Lambarde and Tudor Centralization
Michael Drayton and Jacobean Court Culture
George Herbert and Caroline Religious Uniformity
Izaak Walton, Lucy Hutchinson, and the Experience of Civil War
The Country House Poem and the Localization of Empire
Conclusion
Notes
Index