Uses of History: Marxism, Postmodernism, and the Renaissance

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Francis Barker, Peter Hulme, Margaret Iversen
Manchester University Press, 1991 - Histoire - Philosophie - 192 pages
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Seven essays from a symposium at the U. of Essex (no date noted) explore the viability of modern critical theories in illuminating the Renaissance, focusing especially on the plays of Shakespeare. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Shakespeare from Richard II
24
Which dead? Hamlet and the ends of history
47
the two
76
Towards a postmodern politically committed historical practice
101
Hamlet and unlawful marriage
123
Whose crisis? AIDSplague and the subject of history
140
Marxism history
153
Bibliography
179
Notes on contributors and editors
186
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