Writing and Political Engagement in Seventeenth-Century England by Derek HirstWriting and Political Engagement in Seventeenth-Century England by Derek Hirst

Writing and Political Engagement in Seventeenth-Century England

EditorDerek Hirst, Richard Strier

Paperback | January 18, 2009

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This volume explores the relationship between writing and public concerns in seventeenth-century England before, during, and after the civil wars and revolution of the mid-century. The distinguished contributors represent a variety of disciplines and methodologies. They share, however, an intense concern with the relationship between the act of writing and the political and public issues of this extraordinary period. The essays suggest that significant art, even when apparently "private," was deeply engaged with public issues, while political writing was intimately involved with questions of style and inward conscience.
Title:Writing and Political Engagement in Seventeenth-Century EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521100305

ISBN - 13:9780521100304


Table of Contents

Introduction Derek Hirst and Richard Strier; 1. 'I am Power': normal and magical politics in The Tempest Richard Strier; 2. 'Void of storie': the struggle for insincerity in Herbert's prose and poetry Stanley Fish; 3. Sir Kenelm Digby's rewritings of his life Jackson I. Cope; 4. Thomas Hobbes and the Renaissance studia humanitatis Quentin Skinner; 5. Casuistry and allegiance in the English Civil War Barbara Donagan; 6. Thomas May and the narrative of civil war J. G. A. Pocock; 7. Samuel Parker, Andrew Marvell and political culture, 1667-73 Derek Hirst; 8. Sidney's Discourses on political imagoes and royalist iconography Victoria Silver; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a thoroughly rewarding collection..." Sixteenth Century Journal