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'The Damned Fraternitie': Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500–1700

by Frances Timbers

<p><em>'The Damned Fraternitie': Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500–1700</em> examines the construction of gypsy identity in England between the early sixteenth century and the end of the seventeenth century. Drawing upon ...

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A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603–1642

by Soko Tomita & Masahiko Tomita

<p>A sequel to Tomita’s A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558-1603, this volume provides the data for the succeeding 40 years (during the reign of King James I and Charles I) and contributes to the study of ...

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A Companion to Pastoral Poetry of the English Renaissance

by Sukanta Chaudhuri

<p>This volume is an essential supplement to Pastoral poetry of the English Renaissance: An anthology (2016). The full-length Introduction examines English Renaissance pastoral against the history of the mode from antiquity to the present, with ...

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A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College

by Gura, David T.

David T. Gura's innovative catalogue describes the 288 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts held by the University of Notre Dame (Hesburgh Library and Snite Museum of Art) and Saint Mary's College. Bound manuscripts, leaves, and fragments, which

ISBN: 9780268100629

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A Fig for Fortune by Anthony Copley

A Catholic Response to the Faerie Queene

by Susannah Brietz Monta

<p>Anthony Copley's A Fig for Fortune was the first major poetic response to Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Written by a Catholic Englishman with an uneasy relationship to the English regime, A Fig for Fortune offers a deeply contestatory, ...

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A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers

Cryptography and the History of Literacy

by Katherine Ellison & Susan Kim

<p>The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media ...

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A Preface to Pope

by Ian Robert Fraser Gordon

<p>This second edition of Ian Gordon's <em>A Preface to Pope</em> places the poet within the social, cultural and intellectual context of his time. It throws new light on the theoretical and imaginative structures of Pope's poetry focusing on ...

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A Ruler’s Consort in Early Modern Germany

Aemilia Juliana of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

by Judith P. Aikin

<p>The wives of rulers in early modern Europe did far more than provide heirs for their principalities and adornment for their courts. In this study, Judith Aikin examines the exceptionally well-documented actions of one such woman, Aemilia ...

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Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51

by Desiderius Erasmus & John Grant

<p>This sixth of seven volumes devoted to the <em>Adages</em> in the Collected Works of Erasmus completes the translation and annotation of the more than 4000 proverbs gathered and commented on by Erasmus in his <em>Adagiorum Chiliades</em> ...

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Adam in Seventeenth Century Political Writing in England and New England

by Julia Ipgrave

<p>Designed to contribute to a greater understanding of the religious foundations of seventeenth century political writing, this study offers a detailed exploration of the significance of the figure and story of Adam at that time. The book ...

ISBN: 9781317185581

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Adaptations of Laurence Sterne's Fiction

Sterneana, 1760–1840

by Mary-Celine Newbould

<p>Exploring how readers received and responded to literary works in the long eighteenth century, M-C. Newbould focuses on the role played by Laurence Sterne’s fiction and its adaptations. Literary adaptation flourished throughout the eighteenth

ISBN: 9781317185499

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Age in Love

Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Court

by Jacqueline Vanhoutte

<p>The title <em>Age in Love</em> is taken from Shakespeare’s sonnet 138, a poem about an aging male speaker who, by virtue of his entanglement with the dark lady, “vainly” performs the role of “some untutor’d youth.” Jacqueline Vanhoutte argues

ISBN: 9781496214539

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An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature

by Nathaniel Culverwell

<p>Composed in a period of religious and political upheaval, Culverwell's <em>Discourse of the Light of Nature</em> is an imaginative statement of the teachings of Christian humanism concerning the nature and limits of human reason and the ...

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Anglo-American Women Writers and Representations of Indianness, 1629-1824

by Cathy Rex

<p>Examining the appropriations and revisions of Indian identity first carried out by Anglo-American engravers and later by early Anglo-American women writers, Cathy Rex shows the ways in which iconic images of Native figures inform not only an ...

ISBN: 9781317180968

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Anna Maria van Schurman, 'The Star of Utrecht'

The Educational Vision and Reception of a Savante

by Anne R. Larsen

<p>Dutch Golden Age scholar Anna Maria van Schurman was widely regarded throughout the seventeenth century as the most learned woman of her age. She was 'The Star of Utrecht','The Dutch Minerva','The Tenth Muse', 'a miracle of her sex', 'the ...

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Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama

The Other “Other”

by Matthieu Chapman

<p>This is the first book to deploy the methods and ensemble of questions from Afro-pessimism to engage and interrogate the methods of Early Modern English studies. Using contemporary Afro-pessimist theories to provide a foundation for ...

ISBN: 9781317195511

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Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

Volume 5: The Eighteenth Century

by Anne C. McDermott

<p>The eighteenth century is renowned for the publication of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, which reference sources still call the first English dictionary. This collection demonstrates the inaccuracy of that claim, but ...

ISBN: 9781351870221

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Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

Volume 4: The Seventeenth Century

by John Considine

<p>Three major developments in English lexicography took place during the seventeenth century: the emergence of the first free standing monolingual English dictionaries; the making of new kinds of English lexicons that investigated dialect or ...

ISBN: 9781351870252

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Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

Volume 3: The Sixteenth Century

by Roderick McConchie

<p>Laying the foundations for the first monolingual dictionaries of English, the sixteenth century in English lexicography is here shown to form a bridge between the glossarial compilations which had slowly evolved during the Middle Ages, and ...

ISBN: 9781351870283

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Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

Volume 2: Middle English

by Christine Franzen

<p>The teaching of Latin remained important after the Conquest but Anglo-Norman now became a language of instruction and, from the thirteenth century onwards, a language to be learned. During this period English lexicographers were more ...

ISBN: 9781351870313

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