Publisher description for The uses of the future in early modern Europe / edited by Andrea Brady and Emily Butterworth.

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This collection of essays examines the idea of the future in early modern European literature, politics, religion, science, and social life. Investigating how both elite and popular writers represented their access to or control over the future, it proposes new insights into one of the defining characteristics of modernity.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
French literature -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Future in literature.
Literature and society -- Europe -- History.