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Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain History, Rhetoric, and Fiction, 1500-1800

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ISBN-10: 0521521238

ISBN-13: 9780521521239

Edition: 2002

Authors: Donald R. Kelley, David Harris Sacks, Lee H. Hamilton

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Description:

This collection of essays by some of the most distinguished historians and literary scholars in the English-speaking world explores the overlap, interplay, and interaction between history and fiction in British imaginative and historical writing from the Tudor period to the Enlightenment. The historians discuss the questions of truth, fiction, and the contours of early modern historical culture, while the literary scholars consider some of the fictional aspects of history, and the historical aspects of fiction, in prose narratives of many sorts. The interests and inquiries of these learned, imaginative, and venturesome scholars cross at many points, casting significant new light on and…    
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Introduction
Example and truth: Deggory Wheare and the ars historica
Truth, lies and fiction in sixteenth-century Protestant historiography
Thomas More and the English Renaissance: history and fiction in
Ancestral and antiquarian: Little Crosby and early modern historical culture
Murder in Faversham: Holinshed's impertinent history
Foul, his Wife, the Mayor, and Foul's Mare: anecdote in Tudor historiography
Thomas Hobbes' Machiavellian moments
The background of Hobbes'
Leviathan, mythic history, and natural historiography
Adam Smith and the history of private life
Protesting fiction, constructing history
Contemplative heroes and Gibbon's historical imagination
Experience, truth, and natural history in early English gardening books