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Autobiography in Early Modern England, Smyth



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Автор: Smyth
Название:  Autobiography in Early Modern England
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Литература: история и критика
Литературоведение
Литература: тексты

ISBN: 0521761727
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521761727
ISBN: 0-521-76172-7
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-521-76172-7
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 234
Вес: 0.52 кг.
Дата издания: 05.08.2010
Серия: early-modern literature
Язык: English
Иллюстрации: 7 b/w illus.
Размер: 235 x 159 x 23
Читательская аудитория: Professional & vocational
Основная тема: English literature
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Описание: How did individuals write about their lives before a modern tradition of diaries and autobiographies was established? Adam Smyth examines the kinds of texts that sixteenth- or seventeenth-century individuals produced to register their life, in the absence of these later, dominant templates. The book explores how readers responded to, and improvised with, four forms - the almanac, the financial account, the commonplace book and the parish register - to create written records of their lives. Early modern autobiography took place across these varied forms, often through a lengthy process of transmission and revision of written documents. This book brings a dynamic, surprising culture of life-writing to light, and will be of interest to anyone studying autobiography or early modern literature.



Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1

Автор: Twain Mark
Название: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
ISBN: 0520267192 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520267190
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Описание: "I've struck it " Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"--meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three essential volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended.

Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature

Автор: Sharon Cadman Seelig
Название: Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature
ISBN: 0521856957 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521856959
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Early modern autobiographies and diaries provide a unique insight into women's lives and how they remembered, interpreted and represented their experiences. Sharon Seelig analyzes the writings of six seventeenth-century women: diaries by Margaret Hoby and Anne Clifford, more extended narratives by Lucy Hutchinson, Ann Fanshawe, and Anne Halkett, and the extraordinarily varied and self-dramatizing publications of Margaret Cavendish. Combining a fresh account of the development of autobiography with close and attentive reading of the texts, Seelig explores the relation between the writers' choices of genre and form and the stories they chose to tell. She demonstrates how, in the course of the seventeenth century, women writers progressed from quite simple forms based on factual accounts to much more imaginative and persuasive acts of self-presentation. This important contribution to the fields of early modern literary studies and gender studies illuminates the interactions between literature and autobiography.

Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England

Автор: Michael C. Schoenfeldt
Название: Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England
ISBN: 0521669022 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521669023
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Описание: Michael Schoenfeldt’s fascinating study explores the close relationship between selves and bodies, psychological inwardness and corporeal processes, as they are represented in early modern English literature. After Galen, the predominant medical paradigm of the period envisaged a self governed by humors, literally embodying inner emotion by locating and explaining human passion within a taxonomy of internal organs and fluids. It thus gave a profoundly material emphasis to behavioural phenomena, giving the poets of the period a vital and compelling vocabulary for describing the ways in which selves inhabit and experience bodies. In contrast to much recent work on the body which has emphasized its exuberant ‘leakiness’ as a principal of social liberation amid oppressive regimes, Schoenfeldt establishes the emancipatory value that the Renaissance frequently located not in moments of festive release, but in the exercise of regulation, temperance and self-control.

Melancholy, Medicine and Religion in Early Modern England

Автор: Lund
Название: Melancholy, Medicine and Religion in Early Modern England
ISBN: 1107659965 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107659964
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Описание: The Anatomy of Melancholy, first published in 1621, is one of the greatest works of early modern English prose writing, yet it has received little substantial literary criticism in recent years. This study situates Robert Burton's complex work within three related contexts: religious, medical and literary/rhetorical. Analysing Burton's claim that his text should have curative effects on his melancholic readership, it examines the authorial construction of the reading process in the context of other early modern writing, both canonical and non-canonical, providing a new approach towards the emerging field of the history of reading. Lund responds to Burton's assertion that melancholy is an affliction of body and soul which requires both a spiritual and a corporal cure, exploring the theological complexion of Burton's writing in relation to English religious discourse of the early seventeenth century, and the status of his work as a medical text.

The Material Letter in Early Modern England

Автор: Daybell
Название: The Material Letter in Early Modern England
ISBN: 0230222692 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230222694
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Описание: The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I`s postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.

Education in Early Modern England

Название: Education in Early Modern England
ISBN: 0333636422 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780333636428
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: An analysis of the aims, facilities and achievements across all levels of education in England from c.1530 to c.1760 in the SOCIAL HISTORY IN PERSPECTIVE series. The volume focuses on both institutional and informal education whilst acknowledging the education systems in the rest of the British Isles, Western Europe, and North America.

The Experience of Authority in Early Modern England

Название: The Experience of Authority in Early Modern England
ISBN: 0333598849 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780333598849
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Описание: This collection is concerned with the articulation, mediation and reception of authority: the preoccupations and aspirations of both governors and governed in early-modern England. It explores the nature of authority and the cultural and social experiences of all social groups.

Images and Cultures of Law in Early Modern England

Автор: Paul Raffield
Название: Images and Cultures of Law in Early Modern England
ISBN: 0521044537 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521044530
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: This book offers an interesting interpretation of the hidden culture of the early modern legal profession and its influence on the development of the English constitution. It locates an alternative site of political sovereignty in the legal communities at the Inns of Court in London, examining the signs of legitimacy by which they sought to validate the claim that common law represented sovereign constitutional authority. The role of symbols in the culture of English law is central to the book’s analysis. Within the framework of a cultural history of the legal profession from 1558 to 1660, the book considers the social presence of the law, revealed in its various signs. It analyses how institutional existence at the Inns of Court presented the legal community as an emblematic template for the English nation-state, defending the sovereignty of the Ancient Constitution by reference to the immemorial provenance of common law.

Mind-Travelling and Voyage Drama in Early Modern England

Автор: McInnis David
Название: Mind-Travelling and Voyage Drama in Early Modern England
ISBN: 1137035358 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137035356
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Описание: Drawing on a wide range of drama from across the seventeenth century, including works by Marlowe, Heywood, Jonson, Brome, Davenant, Dryden and Behn, this book situates voyage drama in its historical and intellectual context between the individual act of reading in early modern England and the communal act of modern sightseeing.

State and Commonwealth: The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549-1640

Автор: Dauber Noah
Название: State and Commonwealth: The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549-1640
ISBN: 0691170304 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691170305
Издательство: Wiley
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Описание:

In the history of political thought, the emergence of the modern state in early modern England has usually been treated as the development of an increasingly centralizing and expansive national sovereignty. Recent work in political and social history, however, has shown that the state at court, in the provinces, and in the parishes depended on the authority of local magnates and the participation of what has been referred to as "the middling sort." This poses challenges to scholars seeking to describe how the state was understood by contemporaries of the period in light of the great classical and religious textual traditions of political thought.

"State and Commonwealth" presents a new theory of state and society by expanding on the usual treatment of "commonwealth" in pre Civil War English history. Drawing on works of theology, moral philosophy, and political theory including Martin Bucer's "De Regno Christi," Thomas Smith's "De Republica Anglorum," John Case's "Sphaera Civitatis," Francis Bacon's essays, and Thomas Hobbes's early works Noah Dauber argues that the commonwealth ideal was less traditional than often thought. He shows how it incorporated new ideas about self-interest and new models of social order and stratification, and how the associated ideal of distributive justice pertained as much to the honors and offices of the state as to material wealth.

Broad-ranging in scope, "State and Commonwealth" provides a more complete picture of the relationship between political and social theory in early modern England."

Modern irish autobiography

Название: Modern irish autobiography
ISBN: 1403912688 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781403912688
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Описание: Provides an analysis of the Irish autobiographical tradition from the early Nineteenth century onwards. This work presents an introduction to the principal themes, modes and narrative strategies of Irish autobiographers. It discusses authors such as: John Mitchel, Augusta Gregory, George Moore, James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, among others.

Authority, Gender and Emotions in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

Автор: Broomhall
Название: Authority, Gender and Emotions in Late Medieval and Early Modern England
ISBN: 1137531150 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137531155
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: This collection explores how situations of authority, governance, and influence were practised through both gender ideologies and affective performances in late medieval and early modern England.


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