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The Author's DuePrinting and the Prehistory of Copyright

The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Joseph Loewenstein

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226490403
eISBN:
9780226490410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers an institutional and cultural history of books, the book trade, and the bibliographic ego. The author traces the emergence of possessive authorship from the establishment of a ... More

The Corporate CommonwealthPluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Henry S. Turner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Corporate Commonwealth offers a provocative account of the origins of modernity’s most perplexing institution: the corporation. Drawing on the resources of economic and political history, ... More

Dido's DaughtersLiteracy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Margaret W. Ferguson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226243115
eISBN:
9780226243184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Our common definition of literacy is the ability to read and write in one language. But as this book reveals, this description is inadequate, because it fails to help us understand heated conflicts ... More

Five WordsCritical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes

Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes

Roland Greene

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226000633
eISBN:
9780226000770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Blood. Invention. Language. Resistance. World. Five ordinary words that do a great deal of conceptual work in everyday life and literature. This experiment in critical semantics considers how these ... More

From Many Gods to OneDivine Action in Renaissance Epic

From Many Gods to One: Divine Action in Renaissance Epic

Tobias Gregory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226307558
eISBN:
9780226307565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Epic poets of the Renaissance looked to emulate the poems of Greco-Roman antiquity, but doing so presented a dilemma: what to do about the gods? Divine intervention plays a major part in the epics of ... More

Humoring the BodyEmotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Gail Paster

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226648477
eISBN:
9780226648484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648484.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Though modern readers no longer believe in the four humors of Galenic naturalism—blood, choler, melancholy, and phlegm—early modern thought found in these bodily fluids the key to explaining human ... More

John Donne, Body and Soul

John Donne, Body and Soul

Ramie Targoff

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789637
eISBN:
9780226789781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789781.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

For centuries readers have struggled to fuse the seemingly scattered pieces of John Donne's works into a complete image of the poet and priest. This book offers a way to read Donne as a writer who ... More

The Key of GreenPassion and Perception in Renaissance Culture

The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture

Bruce R. Smith

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226763781
eISBN:
9780226763811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763811.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

From William Shakespeare's “green-eyed monster” to the “green thought in a green shade” in Andrew Marvell's “The Garden,” the color green was curiously prominent and resonant in English culture of ... More

The Lucretian RenaissancePhilology and the Afterlife of Tradition

The Lucretian Renaissance: Philology and the Afterlife of Tradition

Gerard Passannante

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226648491
eISBN:
9780226648514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648514.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a radical rethinking of a familiar narrative: the rise of materialism in early modern Europe. It begins by taking up the ancient philosophical notion that the world is composed of ... More

Memory's LibraryMedieval Books in Early Modern England

Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Jennifer Summit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In this book, libraries are more than inert storehouses of written tradition; they are volatile spaces that actively shape the meanings and uses of books, reading, and the past. Considering the ... More

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