Forms of Nationhood: The Elizabethan Writing of England
University of Chicago Press, 1994 - 367 ページ
What have poems and maps, law books and plays, ecclesiastical polemics and narratives of overseas exploration to do with one another? By most accounts, very little. They belong to different genres and have been appropriated by scholars in different disciplines. But, as Richard Helgerson shows in this ambitious and wide-ranging study, all were part of an extraordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century enterprise: the project of making England.
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Prompted by Edmund Spenser's question, "Why a God's name, may not we, as else the Greeks, have the kingdom of our own language?'', literary historian Helgerson views 16th-century England as a kingdom ... レビュー全文を読む
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