Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Forms of Nationhood: The Elizabethan Writing of England [Paperback]

Richard Helgerson

List Price: CDN$ 30.90
Price: CDN$ 30.32 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: CDN$ 0.58 (2%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Tuesday, April 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback CDN $30.32  

Book Description

Feb. 7 1995
What have poems and maps, law books and plays, ecclesiastical polemics and narratives of overseas exploration to do with one another? By most accounts, very little. They belong to different genres and have been appropriated by scholars in different disciplines. But, as Richard Helgerson shows in this ambitious and wide-ranging study, all were part of an extraordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century enterprise: the project of making England.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

From Library Journal

Prompted by Edmund Spenser's question, "Why a God's name, may not we, as else the Greeks, have the kingdom of our own language?", literary historian Helgerson views 16th-century England as a kingdom in search of its national identity. He analyzes examples of poetry, law, cartographic descriptions, accounts of overseas expansion, theater, and religious opinion of the times, using such diverse works as Spenser's Faerie Queene , Coke's Institutes of the Laws of England , Camden's Britannia , Speed's Theater of the Empire of Great Britain , Drayton's Poly-Olbion , Hakluyt's Principal Navigations of the English Nation , Shakespeare's English history plays, and Hooker's Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. He then skillfully demonstrates how each of these works, in its own way, reflected England's attempt to resolve the conflict between antiquity and the Middle Ages, find its place on the map, question monarchic power, and represent social communities, in a unique era of national self understanding. Recommended for academic libraries.
- Jacqueline Adams, Carroll Cty. P.L., Westminster, Md.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
"TWO GREAT PRINCIPLES DIVIDE THE WORLD AND contend for the mastery," wrote Lord Acton in 1859, antiquity and the middle ages. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
ARRAY(0xa696121c)

Look for similar items by category


Feedback