Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Hardcover | March 22, 2012

EditorTatiana C. String, Marcus Bull

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The first in-depth and wide-ranging academic investigation of the reception of the Tudor period in the modern world, this volume includes studies by many of the leading scholars in their fields, and considers the modern appropriation of the Tudors in art, music, architecture, design, religion,public history, social history, film and television, and internet networking sites. A noteworthy scholarly trend in recent decades has been a growing interest in the ways in which societies utilise the past as a cultural resource, as a repertoire of quotable designs and styles, as a vantage pointfrom which to frame political and social critiques, as a source of identities, and as a refuge from present-day anxieties. There has been a great deal of academic interest, for example, in the reception of the ancient world in modern Western culture. Likewise, a growing body of scholarship is devoted to the study of medievalism, the images and ideas that attach to the Middle Ages in the post-medieval imaginary. It isstriking that, in stark contrast, very little attention has been paid to the cultural appropriation of the Tudor age, despite the pronounced and enduring popularity of the Tudors within the popular historical consciousness, not only in Britain but also in many other countries. Indeed, the Tudorssupply many of the signature icons of Britishness and the British monarchy around the world. This innovative volume will open up a new area of study and set the scholarly agenda for many years to come.

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The first in-depth and wide-ranging academic investigation of the reception of the Tudor period in the modern world, this volume includes studies by many of the leading scholars in their fields, and considers the modern appropriation of the Tudors in art, music, architecture, design, religion,public history, social history, film and te...

Tatiana C. String is a specialist in the art and culture of Tudor England. Her book Art and Communication in the Reign of Henry VIII (2008) explores the role and nature of the visual arts in the service of Henry VIII. She was Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Bristol until 2010 when she moved to the University...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:March 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Tatiana C. String and Marcus Bull: IntroductionPeter Mandler: Revisiting the Olden Time: Popular Tudorism in the Time of VictoriaBillie Melman: The Pleasures of Tudor Horror: Popular Histories, Modernity and Sensationalism in the Long Nineteenth CenturyStephen Banfield: Tudorism in English Music, 1837-1953Suzanne Cole: 'A Great National Heritage': The Early Twentieth-century Tudor Church Music RevivalPatrick Collinson: Through Several Glasses Darkly: Historical and Sectarian Perceptions of the Tudor ChurchSteven Parissien: The Tudors Reinvented: The Regency and the Sixteenth CenturyJonathan M. Woodham: Twentieth-century Tudor Design in Britain: An Ideological BattlegroundAndrew Ballantyne and Andrew Law: Architecture: The Tudoresque DiasporaStephen Bann: The Tudors Viewed by French Romantic ArtistsTatiana C. String: Myth and Memory in Representations of Henry VIII, 1509-2009Greg Walker: 'A Great Guy with His Chopper'?:The Sex Life of Henry VIII on Screen and in the FleshJerome de Groot: Slashing History: The TudorsDavid Starkey: The Tudors: Famous for Five Centuries