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Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

David Norbrook


This edition of this text provides an extensive introduction which gives an overview of developments in methodology and research since the first edition of this book was published in 1984, responds to some criticisms, and points the way to further inquiry. Footnotes have been updated to take account of the current state of knowledge, and a chronological table has been provided for ease of reference. The book brings out the range and adventurousness of early modern poets' engagements with the public world. The first part of the book establishes the more radical currents of thought shaping Renai ... More

Keywords: Renaissance poetry, civic humanism, apocalyptic Protestantism, Elizabethan poets, Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Fulke Greville

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199247189
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Norbrook, author
Professor of English Literature, University of Maryland