The Resource The Oxford handbook of English prose, 1500-1640, edited by Andrew Hadfield

The Oxford handbook of English prose, 1500-1640, edited by Andrew Hadfield

Label
The Oxford handbook of English prose, 1500-1640
Title
The Oxford handbook of English prose, 1500-1640
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrew Hadfield
Title variation
  • English prose, 1500-1640
  • Handbook of English prose, 1500-1640
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is the only current overview of early modern English prose writing. The aim of the volume is to make prose more visible as a subject and as a mode of writing. It covers a vast range of material vital for the understanding of the period: from jestbooks, newsbooks, and popular romance to the translation of the classics and the pioneering collections of scientific writing and travel writing; from diaries, tracts on witchcraft, and domestic conduct books to rhetorical treatises designed for a courtly audience; from little known works such as William Baldwin's 'Beware the Cat', probably the first novel in English, to The Bible, 'The Book of Common Prayer' and Richard Hooker's eloquent statement of Anglican belief, 'The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity'
Member of
Cataloging source
EMU
Dewey number
820.9/003
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR769
LC item number
.O96 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford handbooks of literature
Label
The Oxford handbook of English prose, 1500-1640, edited by Andrew Hadfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Englishing Eloquence: Sixteenth-Century Arts of Rhetoric and Poetics -- All Talk and No Action? Early Modern Political Dialogue -- Commonplacing and Prose Writing: William Baldwin and Robert Burton -- Romance: Amadis de Gaule and John Barclay's Argenis -- Montaigne and Florio -- Italianate Tales: William Painter and George Pettie -- Classical Translation -- Lazarillo de Tormes and the Picaresque in Early Modern England -- William Baldwin's Beware the Cat and Other Foolish Writing -- The Adventures Passed by Master George Gascoigne: Experiments in Prose -- 'Turne Your Library to a Wardrope': John Lyly and Euphuism -- Robert Greene -- Nashe's Stuff -- Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia -- Topicality in Mary Wroth's Countess of Montgomery's Urania: Prose Romance, Masque, and Lyric -- Utopia and Utopianism -- English Scientific Prose: Bacon, Browne, Boyle -- Richard Hakluyt -- Raphael Holinshed and Historical Writing -- Astrology, Magic, and Witchcraft -- Jest Books -- Political Prose -- Modes of Satire -- News Writing -- Letters -- Diaries -- Life Writing -- Essays -- Domestic Manuals and the Power of Prose -- Immethodical, Incoherent, Unadorned: Style and the Early Modern Bible -- The Style of Authorship in John Foxe's Acts and Monuments -- The Marprelate Controversy -- Sermons -- The Book of Common Prayer -- Richard Hooker's of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie -- Gabriel Harvey -- John Knox, George Buchanan, and Scots Prose -- Robert Burton and The Anatomy of Melancholy -- 'When all Things shall confesse their ashes': Science and Soul in Thomas Browne
Control code
ocn855859688
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191750311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30875134
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855859688
  • oho019175031X

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