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A comely gate to so rich and glorious a citie’: The Paratextual Architecture of the Rheims New Testament and the King James Bible  

Katrin Ettenhuber

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter examines Miles Smith’s King James Bible preface, ‘The Translators to the Reader’, excavating the polemical, hermeneutic, and literary contexts that frame the preface and ... More

‘A day after doomsday’: Cranmer and the Bible Translations of the 1530s  

Susan Wabuda

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter explores the inaugural moment for the English Reformation, and for the rendering of the scriptures in English within a national church. In May 1530, Henry VIII began to ... More

‘A king like other nations’: Political Theory and the Hebrew Republic in the Early Modern Age  

Kim Ian Parker

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter deals with the largely neglected field of political Hebraism. Biblical citations are ubiquitous in virtually all political discussion in the seventeenth century, yet the ... More

‘A Law in This Matter to Himself’: Contextualizing Milton's Divorce Tracts  

Sharon Achinstein

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The divorce tracts, which consist of four prose pamphlets published between August 1643 and March 1645, represent a significant and underappreciated development in John Milton's theorizing ... More

‘A Mind of Most Exceptional Energy’: Verse Rhythm in Paradise Lost  

John Creaser

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The sketch of prosodic theory presented in this article helps to clarify how the blank verse of Paradise Lost is virtually a new beginning and transmits a quite un-Shakespearean energy. ... More

‘A Thousand Fantasies’: The Lady and the Maske  

Ann Baynes Coiro

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
John Milton put A Maske presented at Ludlow Castle in the middle of his authorial identity when he announced that he was an important writer. A Maske has often been linked with Pleasure ... More

Abiezer Coppe and the Ranters  

Ariel Hessayon

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Nov 2012
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Jan 2013
This article focuses on the Ranters, who have been described as ‘forming the extreme left wing of the sects’, both theologically and politically. Combining a ‘pantheistic mysticism and a ... More

Acephalous Authority: Satire in Butler, Marvell, and Dryden  

Clement Hawes

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Nov 2012
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Jan 2013
This article discusses the satires of Samuel Butler, Andrew Marvell, and John Dryden. All three authors convey a strongly satirical take on the volatile Zeitgeist — its mood of damaged and ... More

Actors' Parts  

Tiffany Stern

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
When Quince first meets his actors in A Midsummer Night's Dream, he tells them who they will be playing and a little about their fictional characters. He also distributes to the actors ... More

Adult and Boy Playing Companies 1625–1642  

Martin Butler

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
Despite the fact that the London theatre companies were suspended from playing by order of Parliament in September 1642, an inhibition that lasted (with minor infractions) down to 1660, ... More

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