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Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance$
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Nicholas Popper

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226675008

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226675022.001.0001

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Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Nicholas Popper

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines notes on the life of Sir Walter Ralegh, and discusses how he wrote “History of the World.” He rushed to publish his work in 1614. The Introduction talks about the impact of his work, which was published during a tumultuous period, and after his execution in the year 1618. It also explains in detail the focus of each chapter of the entire book.

Keywords:   Tower of London, Cadiz, Niccolo Machiavelli, William Camden, Robert Cotton, William Lambarde, Jacobean regime, historicist

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