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Literature and the English Civil War

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ISBN-10: 0521128552

ISBN-13: 9780521128551

Edition: 2010

Authors: Thomas Healy, Jonathan Sawday

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

No BioNo BioTHOMAS HEALY grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, in the 1950s. He left school at fifteen and worked as a shunter in a railway yard and a security guard at a meat market, among other things. He lives in Glasgow.

Sawday is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Southampton.

Notes on contributors
Introduction: 'Warre is all the world about'
Definitions and Premonitions
The very name of the game: theories of order and disorder
A troubled Arcadia
Engagement or Retreat
Politics and the masque: Salmacida Spolia
Exploring the language of devotion in the English revolution
Truth and the Self
In the wars of truth: violence, true knowledge and power in Milton and Hobbes
'Some rousing motions': the plurality of Miltonic ideologies
'Mysteriously divided': Civil War, madness and the divided self
Interpreting the Present
Marvell's 'Horatian Ode' and the politics of genre
'Dark all without it knits': vision and authority in Marvell's Upon Appleton House
History digested: opera and colonialism in the 1650s
Cheap and common animals: the English anatomy of Ireland in the seventeenth century
Aftermath
'The Colonel's Shadow': Lucy Hutchinson, women's writing, and the Civil War
Exporting enthusiasm: John Perrot and the Quaker epic
Index