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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

Persecution, Plague, and FireFugitive Histories of the Stage in Early Modern England

Persecution, Plague, and Fire: Fugitive Histories of the Stage in Early Modern England

Ellen MacKay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500195
eISBN:
9780226500218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The theater of early modern England was a disastrous affair. The scant record of its performance demonstrates as much, for what we tend to remember today of the Shakespearean stage and its history ... More

Political Theology and Early Modernity

Political Theology and Early Modernity

Graham Hammill, Julia Reinhard Lupton, and Etienne f

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226314976
eISBN:
9780226314990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314990.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Political theology is a distinctly modern problem, one that takes shape in some of the most important theoretical writings of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. But its origins stem from the ... More

Poor TomLiving "King Lear"

Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Simon Palfrey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Poor Tom offers a new model of Shakespearean life, and a new reading of King Lear. It is arranged in two interweaving modes: first, moment by moment analyses of the Edgar-part’s scenes; second, ... More

Posthumous LoveEros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England

Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England

Ramie Targoff

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226789590
eISBN:
9780226110462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Posthumous Love explores the boundaries that Renaissance English poets drew between earthly and heavenly love. The idea that love would transcend mortality was central to the Italian tradition that ... More

A Power to Do JusticeJurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Bradin Cormack

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

English law underwent rapid transformation in the sixteenth century, in response to the Reformation and also to heightened litigation and legal professionalization. As the common law became more ... More

The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare

The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare

Steven Mullaney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226547633
eISBN:
9780226117096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The crises of faith that traumatized Reformation Europe precipitated crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling and structures of belief underwent a lasting transformation; ... More

The Renaissance Rediscovery of Intimacy

The Renaissance Rediscovery of Intimacy

Kathy Eden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184623
eISBN:
9780226184647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184647.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In 1345, when Petrarch recovered a lost collection of letters from Cicero to his best friend Atticus, he discovered an intimate Cicero, a man very different from either the well-known orator of the ... More

Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance

Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance

Jeff Dolven

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155364
eISBN:
9780226155371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155371.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

We take it for granted today that the study of poetry belongs in school—but in sixteenth-century England, making Ovid or Virgil into pillars of the curriculum was a revolution. This book explores how ... More

Setting Plato StraightTranslating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Todd W. Reeser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

As fifteenth-and sixteenth-century European Humanists read, digested, and translated Plato, they found themselves faced with a fundamental problem. On the one hand, the rebirth of the Ancients in the ... More

Shakespeare DwellingDesigns for the Theater of Life

Shakespeare Dwelling: Designs for the Theater of Life

Julia Reinhard Lupton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226266015
eISBN:
9780226266152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book uses the concept of dwelling in Shakespeare’s plays to produce deep insights into fundamental humanistic problems and to comprehend our creaturely needs for taking and making shelter. Great ... More

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