Table of contents for The intellectual culture of the English country house, 1500-1700 / edited by Matthew Dimmock, Andrew Hadfield and Margaret Healy.


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Introduction - Matthew Dimmock, Andrew Hadfield and Margaret Healy

1. 'The Lordship of the Eye': Country Houses as the Setting for Intellectual Enquiry - Maurice Howard

Part I: Cultural Reconstructions of the English Country House

2. William Warham's Otford Palace: An Archbishop's Motivations for Building (c.1514-26) - Alden Gregory

3. Rediscovering a lost Tudor mansion through archives and manuscripts: The Rycote Project at the Bodleian Library - Matthew Neely

4. 'To Knole, and then 'To Penshurst': The Network of Patronage between two Country Houses in the Early Seventeenth Century - Edward Town

Part II. Reconstructing the Culture of the English Country House

5. Decorating the Godly Gallery: Piety and Politics in Plasterwork at Lanhydrock House, Cornwall - Tara Hamling

6. Sir Thomas Smith's stillhouse at Hill Hall: printed books, antiquity and innovative practice - Richard Simpson

7. A most studious searcher after truth: the 9th Earl of Northumberland and Scientia - Alison McCann

8. Anne Finch and the Fallen Country House - Nicolle Jordan

9. Elite Pageantry as Popular News: Elvetham House, John Wolfe, and Country-House Entertainment in Print - Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich

Part III: The Country House Library and its Intellectual Significance

10. Country Houses and the Beginnings of Bibliomania - James Raven

11. Looking back from 1700: problems in locating the country house library - Susie West

12. My Laydes Bookes att Noward...: Putting Readers back into the English Country House - Hannah DeGroff

Part IV. Case Study: Wilton House

13. Wilton House and Seventeenth-Century Country House Literature - Anne Myers

14. Performing Arcadia: Wilton House, Theatre, and Power - Marta Straznicky

15. Wilton House and the Art of Floating Meadows - Louise Noble

Afterword - Andy Loukes, Nicholas Pickwoad and Mark Purcell

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Country homes -- England -- History -- 16th century -- Congresses.
Country homes -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Congresses.
England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century -- Congresses.
England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century -- Congresses.