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Shakespeare and King James
Neil Rhodes

Britaine ’ in David J. Baker and Willy Maley eds, British Identities and English Renaissance Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 135–55. 12 Major distinguishes between the ‘wild Scots ‘ and the ‘householding Scots’; see A History of Greater Britain , trans. Archibald

in Shakespeare and Scotland
Macbeth and the politics of language
Christopher Highley

Quoted in Lee, Great Britain’s Solomon , p. 217. 49 On the associations of the names kern and gallowglass among the New English settlers in Ireland, see Patricia Palmer, Language and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland: English Renaissance Literature and Elizabethan Imperial Expansion

in Shakespeare and Scotland
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Sanctity as literature
Eva von Contzen

/12/2014 15:34 Introduction 17 Renaissance forms of humanism and fails to acknowledge its continuity. For the concept of vernacular humanism, see also Andrew Galloway, ‘John Lydgate and the Origins of Vernacular Humanism’, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 107.4 (2008), pp. 445–71. 23 Julia Reinhard Lupton, Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996), p. xxi. The ‘passion of secularisation’, which implies that the processes that underlie the secularising of saintly discourse can be an

in Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britain
Rowland Wymer

traditional allegorical figure, that of ‘Weeping England’. This personification appears frequently in English Renaissance literature, particularly in the writings of exiles, as one consequence of the period’s bitter political and religious conflicts. She is ‘the mourning woman who mourns in some way for England or the English nation. Sometimes the woman herself is England, mourning; sometimes she mourns England as an other

in Derek Jarman
M. T. Clanchy

. Hartmann and E. Gössmann in Antiqui und Moderni: Traditionsbewusstsein und Fortschrittsbewusstsein im späten Mittelalter , ed. A. Zimmerman (Berlin, 1974), pp. 21–57. 16 See in general J. W. Dean, The World Grown Old in Later Medieval Literature (Cambridge, Mass., 1997). 17 Reynolds, ‘Social mentalities’, p. 22. See also D. Spadafora, The Idea of Progress in Eighteenth Century Britain (New Haven, 1990). 18 Reynolds, ‘Social mentalities’, p. 25. 19 C. S. Lewis, The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Cambridge

in Law, laity and solidarities
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Kathleen Miller

these early chapters, establishing Dublin as an emerging city of Renaissance literature. Hadfield examines the intellectual culture of Dublin in the late sixteenth century. Focusing on Spenser’s time in the city as secretary to Arthur, Lord Grey de Wilton, the Lord Deputy, the chapter explores Spenser’s political and social connections. Following on from Hadfield’s study of Spenser, David Heffernan examines the literature of complaint emanating from late Elizabethan Dublin. Authors composing this literature of complaint lamented the rampant corruption and abuses

in Dublin
Exceptional women of power
Carol Blessing

efforts at keeping women housebound, nurturing, chaste, modest, and silent.’ Linda Woodbridge, Women and the English Renaissance: Literature and the Nature of Womankind, 1540 to 1620 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1984), p. 57. 32. Walsham, ‘“A Very

in Goddesses and Queens
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Size matters
Deanne Williams

. See, for example, Patricia Fumerton, Cultural Aesthetics: Renaissance Literature and the Practice of Social Ornament (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991); Jeffrey Knapp, An Empire Nowhere: England, America and Literature from Utopia to The Tempest (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992); Julian Yates, Error, Misuse

in Goddesses and Queens
The role of Noah’s wife in the Chester play of Noah’s Flood
Lawrence Besserman

Backgrounds for Descriptions of the Flood in Medieval and Renaissance Literature’, Studies in Philology 94 (1997), pp. 137–59. 3 Epiphanius of Salamis, Panarion , vol. 1, trans. Frank Williams, 2nd edn (Leiden: Brill, 2009),–8, p. 91. 4 Anna J. Mill, ‘Noah's Wife Again’, Proceedings of the

in Enacting the Bible in medieval and early modern drama
The ends of incompletion
Chloe Porter

calls concepts of wholeness into question, the place of such concepts in critical discourse on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature remains curiously unaddressed. Cynthia Marshall, for example, implies the pre-existence of a concept of psychic wholeness in the suggestion that ‘a Renaissance literature of self-shattering’ offers readers and spectators ‘an experience of psychic fracture’. 12

in Making and unmaking in early modern English drama