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In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Angus Vine


This book explores the emergence of antiquarianism in early modern England, from its first flourishing in the mid-Tudor period through to its 17th-century heyday. At this time, a vibrant antiquarian culture emerged, which reached beyond scholarly and historical circles, and had a profound influence on the literature and thought of the period. Examining the influences on that development of that culture, the book argues that the origins of English antiquarianism need to be found in the methods of continental (and especially Italian) humanism. It shows that, like the humanists, the early antiqua ... More

Keywords: antiquarianism, early modern, humanism, resurrecting, imagination, print, manuscript, antiquaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199566198
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angus Vine, author
Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, University of Sussex
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