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Fulke Greville and the Culture of the English Renaissance

Russ Leo, Katrin Röder, and Freya Sierhuis


This book intends to provide a comprehensive reappraisal of the work of the Renaissance poet and politician Sir Fulke Greville, whose political career stretched from the heyday of the Elizabethan age into the Stuart period. While Greville’s literary achievements have traditionally been overshadowed by those of his more famous friend Sir Philip Sidney, his oeuvre comprises a highly diverse range of works of striking force and originality, comprising a sonnet sequence, a biography of Sir Philip Sidney, a series of philosophical treatises, and two closet dramas set in the Ottoman Empire. The essa ... More

Keywords: Renaissance, Greville, Fulke, Sidney, Philip, poetics, sonnet, Reformation, political thought—early modern, religion—early modern, Ottoman Empire, politicians—early modern

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198823445
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198823445.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russ Leo, editor
Assistant Professor, Princeton University

Katrin Röder, editor
Lecturer in English Literature and Culture, University of Potsdam

Freya Sierhuis, editor
Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of York

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