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Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Margaret Healy and Thomas Healy


This collection of essays asserts the centrality of historical understanding in shaping critical vision. It explores the dynamic cultural, intellectual, and social processes that moulded literary writing in the Renaissance. Attentive to the complexities that we confront in our attempts to understand the past, the book explores important relations among literary form and material and imaginative culture which compel our attention in the twenty-first century. Addressing three crucial areas at the forefront of current academic inquiry – ‘Making Writing: Form, Rhetoric, and Print Culture’, ‘Shapin ... More

Keywords: literary form, literary material, imaginative culture, print culture, Renaissance literature, Renaissance history, Renaissance culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638734
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Healy, author

Thomas Healy, author

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