Publisher description for Literature, politics, and law in Renaissance England / edited by Erica Sheen & Lorna Hutson.


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This collection features the work of both established and up-and-coming scholars in the UK and US, with contributors including Peter Goodrich, Lorna Hutson, Erica Sheen and David Colclough studying the period of the English Renaissance from the 1520s to the 1660s. This wide-ranging study, working on the edge of new historicism as well as book history, covers topics such as libel/slander and literary debate, legal textual production, authorship and the politics of authorial attribution and theatre and the law.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism Congresses, Politics and literature Great Britain History 16th century Congresses, Politics and literature Great Britain History 17th century Congresses, Law and literature History 16th century Congresses, Law and literature History 17th century Congresses, Renaissance England Congresses, Politics in literature Congresses, Law in literature Congresses