Publisher description for Reconceiving the Renaissance : a critical reader / edited by Ewan Fernie ... [et al.].


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The last two decades have transformed the field of Renaissance studies, and Reconceiving the Renaissance: A Critical Reader maps this difficult terrain. Attending to the breadth of fresh approaches, the volume offers a theoretical overview of current thinking about the period.

Collecting in one volume the classic and cutting-edge statements which define early modern scholarship as it is now practiced, this book is a one-stop indispensable resource for undergraduates and beginning postgraduates alike. Through a rich array of arguments by the world's leading experts, the
Renaissance emerges wonderfully invigorated, while the suggestive shorter extracts, boxed questions and engaged editorial introductions give students the wherewithal and encouragement to do some reconceiving themselves.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Renaissance -- England.