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Anthony Munday and the Catholics, 1560-1633 / Edition 1

Anthony Munday and the Catholics, 1560-1633 / Edition 1

by Donna B. Hamilton
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Munday had one of the longest careers of any author of his generation and left a body of work larger and more varied than nearly all his contemporaries combined, but is regarded as a minor figure with no defined place in Renaissance literature and history. Hamilton (English, U. of Maryland) investigates the disparity, and where possible opens up a slot in the dominant narratives about the period to find him a niche. She argues that he was not a poet on the level of Spenser or Shakespeare, was not a university of Inns of Court man, and operated according to some assumptions that ran counter to those who were keen on a strong Protestant nation. Challenging the prevailing view of him as rabidly Protestant and anti-papist, she finds his religious sensibilities to have lain in the direction of Catholicism. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754606079
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/30/2005
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Donna B. Hamilton is Professor of English at the University of Maryland, USA.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Munday's first works, 1577-80: facts, contexts and speculation; Munday and the English response to the Jesuit mission, 1581-88; The translation of Iberian chivalric romances, 1581-1619; Poet for the theater, 1590-1602; Writing for the city, 1602-33; Conclusion; Chronological bibliography of the works of Anthony Munday; Bibliographies; Index.

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