Politicians and Pamphleteers

Propaganda During the English Civil Wars and Interregnum

Author: Jason Peacey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351910302

Category: History

Page: 430

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The English civil wars radically altered many aspects of mid-seventeenth century life, simultaneously creating a period of intense uncertainty and unheralded opportunity. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the printing and publishing industry, which between 1640 and 1660 produced a vast number of tracts and pamphlets on a bewildering variety of subjects. Many of these where of a highly political nature, the publication of which would have been unthinkable just a few years before. Whilst scholars have long recognised the importance of these publications, and have studied in depth what was written in them, much less work has been done on why they were produced. In this book Dr Peacey first highlights the different dynamics at work in the conception, publication and distribution of polemical works, and then pulls the strands together to study them against the wider political context. In so doing he provides a more complete understanding of the relationship between political events and literary and intellectual prose in an era of unrest and upheaval. By incorporating into the political history of the period some of the approaches utilized by scholars of book history, this study reveals the heightened importance of print in both the lives of members of the political nation and the minds of the political elite in the civil wars and Interregnum. Furthermore, it demonstrates both the existence and prevalence of print propaganda with which politicians became associated, and traces the processes by which it came to be produced, the means of detecting its existence, the ways in which politicians involved themselves in its production, the uses to which it was put, and the relationships between politicians and propagandists.
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Complete Prose Works: 1659-1660

Author: John Milton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 7937

Posted in Literary Criticism

From Republic to Restoration

Legacies and Departures

Author: Janet Clare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719089689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 451

This book brings together a number of distinguished historians, literary and cultural scholars to explore the continuum of the English Republic and the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660. Examining the continuities between periods frequently regarded as discrete, the volume not only challenges a traditional period boundary but sheds much new light on the political, religious and cultural conditions before and after the restoration of monarchy and church. Essays address a wide range of topics including rebellion, religion and dissent, republicanism and political theory, theatre, opera and art. Canonical writers Milton, Marvell, Hobbes - are discussed alongside lesser known figures, such as the projector William Petty and the prophetess Eleanor Davies, whose work equally crossed the ideological divide.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 160384760X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 7987

John Pocock's edition of Burke's Reflections is two classics in one: Burke's Reflections and Pocock's reflections on Burke and the eighteenth century.
Posted in Philosophy

Whitaker's Cumulative Book List

A Classified List of Publications...together with an Index to Authors and Titles

Author: N.A

Publisher: J. Whitaker & Sons, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780850210903

Category: English literature

Page: 1157

View: 5845

Posted in English literature

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 9506

Posted in Bibliography

The Robert J. Wickenheiser Collection of John Milton at the University of South Carolina

A Descriptive Account with Illustrations

Author: Robert J. Wickenheiser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570037238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 839

View: 7952

This is a descriptive catalog of one of the world's largest collections of Milton and Miltoniana. Housed at USC's Thomas Cooper Library, the Wickenheiser Collection contains more than six thousand volumes, including more than sixty 17th-century editions of Milton's writings and significant holdings of 17th-century Miltoniana.
Posted in Literary Criticism

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Author: George Watson,Ian Roy Willison,J. D. Pickles,R. J. Roberts,Michael Statham

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 22

View: 3623

Posted in English literature

The Complete Prose Works of Matthew Arnold

Volume VII. God and the Bible

Author: Matthew Arnold,R. H. Super

Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr

ISBN: 9780472116577

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 604

View: 8642

Arnold defends his concept of a Christianity stripped of metaphysics and dogma
Posted in Literary Collections

Seventeenth century English prose

Author: Mary R. Mahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

View: 1363

Posted in Literary Criticism

British Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Publishers'

Page: N.A

View: 7685

Posted in Catalogs, Publishers'

LJ, Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2187

Posted in Libraries

The Literary Gazette

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 965

Posted in Great Britain

Directory of American scholars

Author: Jaques Cattell Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835210751

Category: Scholars, American

Page: N.A

View: 5282

Posted in Scholars, American

Directory of American scholars

a biographical directory

Author: Jaques Cattell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Scholars

Page: N.A

View: 7045

Posted in Scholars

Der Kinogeher

Author: Walker Percy

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518744887

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9474

Die Filmbesuche des Kinogehers lassen sich nicht als triviale Zerstreuung verstehen, sie offenbaren ihm die Einsamkeit und Hilflosigkeit seiner Suche. Doch jene Suchen, von denen die Filme erzählen, sind verfälscht: Der Held und Außenseiter endet glücklich als Konformist in der Menge. Die Mutter des Kinogehers, die ihr Kind der vornehmen Verwandtschaft überließ, als sie den einfachen zweiten Mann heiratete, eine Schafferin, die das hier und jetzt Notwendige ohne viel Worte tut, gibt dem Sohn einen Hinweis, als sie in ihrer unsentimentalen Art ihm von der Unrast und den Depressionen seines Vaters, des Arztes, berichtet. Schließlich findet der Kinogeher einen Weg, auf dem er zu suchen beginnen kann. Der Weg führt fort von leicht verdientem Geld und schönen Mädchen, fort auch von spektakulärer Leistung ... »Eine seltene wahre Geschichte« nennt der Üersetzer Peter Handke den Roman, den ersten des Autors, der 1961 mit dem National Book Award ausgezeichnet wurde und Walker Percy sofort bekannt machte.
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