WRITING THE ENGLISH REPUBLIC: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660. David Norbrook.

WRITING THE ENGLISH REPUBLIC: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. This magisterial new history of seventeenth-century republican political culture sets key texts by Marvell and Milton in a richly detailed context, showing how writers reimagined English literary culture without kingship. The book draws on extensive archival research, bringing to light exciting and neglected manuscript and printed sources. Offering a bold new narrative of the whole period, and a timely reminder that England has a republican as well as a royalist heritage, it will be of compelling interest to historians as well as literary scholars. Octavo: 509 p. with 16 illustrations. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #74353
ISBN: 0521632757

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