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English Reformation literature : the Tudor origins of the Protestant tradition / John N. King.

Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1982] .
ISBN 0691065020

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Subjects Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Christianity and literature.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Early modern.
English literature -- Protestant authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Protestant authors.
Geschichte (1547-1570)
Geschichte (1547-1674)
Geschichte 1500-1600.
Littérature anglaise -- 16e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Protestantism and literature -- History -- 16th century.
Protestantism and literature.
Reformation -- England.
Religion and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Religion and literature.
Religion et littérature.
Réforme (Christianisme) -- Angleterre.
Tudor, House of.
Description xvi, 539 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-516) and index.
Summary Challenging the established history of sixteenth-century English literature, the author demonstrates the presence and significance of a native Protestant literary tradition that emerged out of the radical Reformation during the reign of Edward VI (1547-1553). Standard authorities have assumed a hiatus between the rise of humanism under the early Tudor kings and the renaissance of poetry and drama at the end of the Elizabethan age. The author argues the importance of the mid-sixteenth-century literature that introduced Protestant themes and a plain style and influenced both the Elizabethan flowering and the English literature of the seventeenth century. Drawing on disciplines such as political, ecclesiastical, and intellectual history, art, iconography, and printing, the author discusses the literary achievement of the middle sixteenth century as it manifested itself in a variety of genres, including dialogue and interlude, ethical verse, political allegory, millennial prophecy, and biblical paraphrase. Because the impulse of early Protestantism was toward public reformation rather than private sanctification, satire and comic drama are particularly important in the literature of this period. This book provides us with the first comprehensive study of the literature of the English Reformation. -- from Book Jacket.
Contents Prologue: The critical problem ; A historical overview -- part 1. The reformation background: 1. The emergence of Protestant literary tradition -- 2. Print, patronage, and propaganda -- 3. Vox populi, Vox dei -- 4. The king and the kingdom -- part 2. Literature during the English Reformation: 5. Poetry and prophecy -- 6. Reformation drama and dialogue -- 7. Robert Crowley: a Tudor gospeller -- 8. William Baldwin and the satirist's art -- 9. Continuities: Foxe, Spenser, and Milton.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8109732
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities King, John N., 1945-
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