This 2003 book is a full-scale history of early modern English literature. Highly acclaimed at its first publication, this corrected edition provides broad coverage as well as detailed information on the texts, contexts and reception of Renaissance literature. An essential resource for specialists and students.
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'This bold and ground-breaking book offers a remarkable range of new ways of understanding early modern literature in its historical contexts.' David Norbrook, University of Oxford
'… this book is a prodigious achievement. Meticulously edited and beautifully produced, with a multifaceted chronology as an appendix, its essays are for the most part marvels of compressed and incisive critical judgment. The expert contributors combine breadth of coverage and depth of reflection with tremendous assurance.' The Times Literary Supplement
'Astonishingly comprehensive and coherently unified … This extraordinarily useful reference work [is] at once authoritative, pioneering and inclusive …'. Renaissance Quarterly
'This book is a major accomplishment, and will alter the very landscape for which it provides such an effective map.' Studies in English Literature
' …a monument and record of a generation that has made large advances in knowledge and understanding of its period'. The Review of English Studies
David Loewenstein is Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Janel Mueller is William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago.
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