Press Censorship In Jacobean England by Cyndia Susan CleggPress Censorship In Jacobean England by Cyndia Susan Clegg

Press Censorship In Jacobean England

byCyndia Susan Clegg

Paperback | February 12, 2007

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This book examines the ways in which books were produced, read, and received during the reign of King James I. Cyndia Clegg contends that although the principal mechanisms for controlling the press altered little between 1558 and 1603, the actual practice of censorship under James I varied significantly from Elizabethan practice. The book combines historical analysis of documents with the reading of censored texts and will be an invaluable resource for scholars as well as historians.
Cyndia Susan Clegg is Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Pepperdine University. She is the author of Press Censorship in Elizabethan England (Cambridge, 1997 0521573122) and The Peaceable and Prosperous Reign of Our Blessed Queene Elizabeth (2001).
Title:Press Censorship In Jacobean EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:February 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521033535

ISBN - 13:9780521033534

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: Jacobean press censorship and the 'unsatisfying impasse' in the historiography of Stuart England; 1. Authority, license and law: the theory and practice of censorship; 2. Burning books as propaganda; 3. The personal use of censorship in 'the wincy age'; 4. Censorship and the confrontation between prerogative and privilege; 5. The press and foreign policy, 1619-24: 'all eies are directed upon Bohemia'; 6. Ecclesiastical faction, censorship and the rhetoric of silence; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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