The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 608 pages
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This comprehensive anthology collects in one volume primary texts and documents relevant to literature, culture and intellectual life in England from 1550 to 1660. Through both well-known and forgotten texts that were influential at the time, the volume introduces controversies, ideas, and views on all areas of cultural interest in early modern England. Sections include:

* religion and theology
* politics and economics
* society
* education and humanism
* literary and cultural theories
* science and magic
* exploration and traffic.

Each section provides historical breadth, showing change and continuity. The English Renaissance enables students to compare the ideology, content and rhetorical strategies of 'literary' and 'aesthetic' texts with 'historical' or 'political' events and texts.

 

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Contents

RELIGION
9
11 THE BIBLE
13
12 WILLIAM TYNDALE A PROLOGUE SHOWING THE USE OF SCRIPTURE
17
13 THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
19
1A CERTAIN SERMONS OR HOMILIES
23
15 AN ACT FOR THE UNIFORMITY OF COMMON PRAYER AND SERVICE IN THE CHURCH AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACR...
25
16 JOHN JEWEL AN APOLOGY OR ANSWER IN DEFENCE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
27
17 JOHN FOXE ACTS AND MONUMENTS
29
57 STEPHEN GOSSON THE SCHOOL OF ABUSE
285
58 WILLIAM WEBBE A DISCOURSE OF ENGLISH POETRY
287
59 PHILIP SIDNEY AN APOLOGY FOR POETRY
289
510 GEORGE PUTTENHAM THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY
295
511 THOMAS NASHE THE ANATOMY OF ABSURDITY
303
512 GEORGE PETTIE GUAZZOS CIVIL CONVERSATION
305
513 EDMUND SPENSER LETTER OF THE AUTHOR PREFACED TO THE FAERIE QUEENE
307
514 JOHN HARRINGTON PREFACE TO ORLANDO FURIOSO
308

18 THE THIRTYNINE ARTICLES
31
19 ARCHBISHOP PARKER THE ADVERTISEMENTS
34
110 PAPAL BULL
36
111 AN ADMONITION TO PARLIAMENT
37
112 RICHARD FITZ THE SEPARATIST COVENANT
39
113 JOHN ROGERS THE DISPLAYING OF AN HORRIBLE SECT
41
114 ROBERT SOUTHWELL AN HUMBLE SUPPLICATION TO HER MAJESTY
43
115 LADY MARGARET HOBY DIARY
45
116 THE MILLENARY PETITION
48
117 CONSTITUTIONS AND CANONS ECCLESIASTICAL
49
118 ARTHUR DENT THE PLAIN MANS PATHWAY TO HEAVEN
52
119 WILLIAM LAUD SPEECH DELIVERED IN THE STAR CHAMBER AT THE CENSURE OF JOHN BASTWICK HENRY BURTON AND WIL...
56
120 JOSEPH HALL EPISCOPACY BY DIVINE RIGHT
58
121 THE ROOT AND BRANCH PETITION
60
122 THOMAS EDWARDS GANGRAENA
63
123 THE SUSSEX CLUBMENS PETITION TO PARLIAMENT
66
124 ABIEZER COPPE A FIERY FLYING ROLL
67
125 MARY CARY A NEW AND MORE EXACT MAP OR DESCRIPTION OF NEW JERUSALEMS GLORY
69
126 ANNA TRAPNELS REPORT AND PLEA
71
127 JAMES NAYLOR A CAUTION TO ALL
72
128 INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT
75
129 MARGARET FELL FOX A DECLARATION AND AN INFORMATION FROM US PEOPLE OF GOD CALLED QUAKERS
76
130 THE CLARENDON CODE
78
POLITICS
81
21 THOMAS ELYOT THE GOVERNOR
84
22 THE ACT OF SUPREMACY
87
23 JOHN KNOX THE FIRST BLAST OF THE TRUMPET AGAINST THE MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN
89
24 JOHN AYLMER AN HARBOROW FOR FAITHFUL AND TRUE SUBJECTS
91
25 AN EXHORTATION CONCERNING GOOD ORDER AND OBEDIENCE
92
26 GEORGE BUCHANAN DE JURE REGNI
95
27 THOMAS SMITH DE REPUBLICA ANGLORUM
98
SPEECHES TO PARLIAMENT
100
29 RICHARD HOOKER THE LAWS OF ECCLESIASTICAL POLITY
102
210 NICHOLAS MACHIAVELLI THE PRINCE
104
211 EDMUND SPENSER A VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF IRELAND
107
212 FRANCIS BACON A DECLARATION OF THE PRACTICES AND TREASONS ATTEMPTED AND COMMITTED BY ROBERT LATE EARL ...
114
213 FRANCIS BACON A BRIEF DISCOURSE TOUCHING THE HAPPY UNION
116
214 JAMES STUART THE TRUE LAW OF FREE MONARCHIES
118
215 JAMES STUART SPEECH TO PARLIAMENT
121
216 JOHN CHAMBERLAIN LETTERS ON THE OVERBURY AFFAIR
122
217 THE PETITION OF RIGHT
125
218 THE GRAND REMONSTRANCE
127
219 RICHARD OVERTON AN AGREEMENT OF THE PEOPLE
131
220 CHARLES STUART HIS MAJESTYS REASONS AGAINST THE PRETENDED JURISDICTION OF THE HIGH COURT
133
221 AN ACT FOR THE ABOLISHING OF THE KINGLY OFFICE
135
222 AN ACT FOR SUBSCRIBING THE ENGAGEMENT
136
223 GERRARD WINSTANLEY THE LAW OF FREEDOM IN A PLATFORM
137
224 THE INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT
140
225 THOMAS HOBBES LEVIATHAN
141
226 JAMES HARRINGTON OCEANA
144
227 THE HUMBLE PETITION AND ADVICE 1657
147
228 THE DECLARATION OF BREDA
149
SOCIETY AND SOCIAL LIFE
151
31 ROBERT CROWLEY AN INFORMATION AND PETITION AGAINST THE OPPRESSORS OF THE POOR COMMONS OF THIS REALM
154
32 JOHN AWDELEY THE FRATERNITY OF VAGABONDS
158
33 CASTIGLIONE THE COURTIER
159
34 ELIZABETHAN SUMPTUARY LAWS
163
35 THE STATUTE OF ARTIFICERS
167
36 THOMAS TUSSER A HUNDRED GOOD POINTS OF HUSBANDRY
175
37 JOHN STOWE A SURVEY OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER
177
38 PHILIP STUBBES ANATOMY OF ABUSES
180
39 THOMAS SMITH DE REPUBLICA ANGLORUM
185
310 THE LORD MAYOR AND THE ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF LONDONS LETTER TO THE PRIVY COUNCIL
190
311 JOSEPH HALL VIRGIDEMIARUM
191
312 AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE POOR
194
313 PROCLAMATION PROHIBITING ACCESS TO COURT BECAUSE OF PLAGUE
196
314 PRICING PROCLAMATION
197
315 VAGRANCY PROCLAMATION
199
316 LONDON WAGES
201
317 EXTRAVAGANCE AT COURT
203
318 WILLIAM GOUGE OF DOMESTICAL DUTIES
205
319 FRANCIS BACON ESSAYS OR COUNSELS CIVIL AND MORAL
207
320 DECLARATION CONCERNING SPORTS
208
321 HENRY PEACHAM THE ART OF LIVING IN LONDON
210
EDUCATION
215
41 THOMAS ELYOT THE GOVERNOR
219
42 THOMAS HOBY PREFACE TO THE COURTIER
225
43 THOMAS BECON THE CATECHISM
226
44 ROGER ASCHAM THE SCHOOLMASTER
232
45 RICHARD MULCASTER POSITIONS
235
46 FRANCIS BACON THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING
242
47 HENRY PEACHAM THE COMPLETE GENTLEMAN
245
48 THOMAS POWELL TOM OF ALL TRADES
250
49 JOHANN COMENIUS A REFORMATION OF SCHOOLS
251
410 JOHN MILTON OF EDUCATION
254
411 WILLIAM DELL A TRIAL OF SPIRITS
258
OR THE EXAMINATION OF THE ACADEMIES
260
413 CHARLES HOOLE A NEW DISCOVERY OF THE OLD ART OF TEACHING SCHOOL
263
414 ANNA MARIA VAN SCHURMAN THE LEARNED MAID
269
LITERARY AND CULTURAL THEORIES
271
51 TOTTELS SONGS AND SONNETS
276
53 CASTIGLIONE THE COURTIER
277
54 INJUNCTIONS GIVEN BY THE QUEENS MAJESTY
278
55 ROGER ASCHAM THE SCHOOLMASTER
279
56 MARGARET TYLER THE MIRROR OF PRINCELY DEEDS AND KNIGHTHOOD
282
515 PHILEMON HOLLAND PREFACE TO PLINYS NATURAL HISTORY
309
516 THOMAS CAMPION OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY
311
517 SAMUEL DANIEL A DEFENCE OF RHYME
314
518 WILLIAM CAMDEN REMAINS OF BRITAIN
317
519 AEMILIA LANYER SALVE DEUS REX JUDEAORUM
319
520 BEN JONSON DISCOVERIES
320
521 FRANCIS BACON THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING
324
522 HENRY WOTTON THE ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE
326
523 JOHN MILTON AREOPAGITICA
332
524 JOHN MILTON THE REASON OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT
337
525 WILLIAM DAVENANT PREFACE TO GONDIBERT
338
526 INIGO JONES STONEHENGE RESTORED
341
SCIENCE AND MAGIC
345
61 PSEUD ALBERTUS MAGNUS THE BOOK OF SECRETS
349
62 CORNEOUS HENRY AGRIPPA OF THE UNCERTAINTY AND VANITY OF SCIENCES
350
63 JOHN DEE PREFACE TO EUCLIDS ELEMENTS
353
64 THOMAS DIGGES PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF THE CELESTIAL ORBS
354
65 REGINALD SCOTT THE DISCOVERY OF WITCHCRAFT
357
66 GALEN AND CULPEPER ART OF PHYSIC
362
67 ROGER BACON THE MIRROR OF ALCHEMY
367
68 JOHN GERARD HERBAL
370
69 WILLIAM GILBERT OF MAGNETISM
375
610 FRANCIS BACON THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING
377
611 GALILEO GALILEI THE STARRY MESSENGER
380
612 HELKIAH CROOKE M1CROCOSMOGRAPHIA
383
613 ROBERT BURTON THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY
387
614 FRANCIS BACON THE GREAT INSTAURATION
390
615 WILLIAM HARVEY ON THE MOTION OF THE HEART AND BLOOD
396
616 RENÉ DESCARTES DISCOURSE OF METHOD
397
617 JOHN WILKINS THE DISCOVERY OF A WORLD IN THE MOON
402
618 KENELM DIGBY TWO TREATISES
403
619 WILLIAM HARVEY ANATOMICAL EXERCITATIONS
406
620 JOHN WEBSTER THE EXAMINATION OF ACADEMIES
408
621 WILLIAM COLES ADAM IN EDEN
410
622 THOMAS MOUFFET THE THEATRE OF INSECTS
413
623 ROBERT BOYLE THE SCEPTICAL CHEMIST
415
GENDER AND SEXUALITY
417
71 ERASMUS IN LAUD AND PRAISE OF MATRIMONY
421
72 ROESSLIN THE BIRTH OF MANKIND
422
73 A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE COMMON SECRETARY AND JEALOUSY TOUCHING THE UNSTABLENESS OF HARLOTS
424
74 C PYRRYE THE PRAISE AND DISPRAISE OF WOMEN
428
75 VIVES THE OFFICE AND DUTY OF AN HUSBAND
429
76 CASTIGLIONE THE COURTIER
433
77 AN HOMILY OF THE STATE OF MATRIMONY
435
78 JOHN CALVIN A COMMENTARY UPON ST PAULS EPISTLES TO THE CORINTHIANS
439
79 STEPHEN GOSSON THE SCHOOL OF ABUSE
442
710 EDMUND TILNEY THE FLOWER OF FRIENDSHIP
443
711 STEPHEN GUAZZO THE CIVIL CONVERSATION
446
712 FRANCIS MERES GODS ARITHEMET1C
447
713 DOD AND CLEAVER A GODLY FORM OF HOUSEHOLD GOVERNMENT
448
714 TORQUATO TASSO AND HERCULE TASSO OF MARRIAGE AND WIVING
451
715 JOSEPH HALL VIRGIDEMIARUM
453
716 GUILLEMEAU CHILDBIRTH OR THE HAPPY DELIVERY OF WOMEN
456
717 JOHN CHAMBERLAIN ON WOMENS DRESS
457
718 THOMAS GATAKER TWO SERMONS
458
719 CORNELIUS LAPIDUS THE GREAT COMMENTARY OF CORNELIUS LAPIDUS
461
720 HELKIAH CROOKE MICROCOSMOGRAPHIA
463
721 RICHARD BRATHWAITE THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN
465
722 WILLIAM GOUGE OF DOMESTICAL DUTIES
466
723 JACQUES DU BOSC THE COMPLETE WOMAN
469
724 MARY TATTLEWELL AND JOAN HITHIMHOME THE WOMENS SHARP REVENGE
472
725 KATHERINE CHIDLEY THE JUSTIFICATION OF THE INDEPENDENT CHURCHES OF CHRIST
475
727 THE SAINTS TESTIMONY
477
728 THE COMPLETE MIDWIFES PRACTICE ENLARGED
479
EXPLORATION AND TRADE
483
81 PETER MARTYR THE DECADES
486
82 A BRIEF RELATION OF TWO SUNDRY VOYAGES MADE BY THE WORSHIPFUL MR WILLIAM HAWKINS 1530 AND 1532
492
83 THOMAS GRESHAM ADVICE ON EXCHANGE RATES
493
84 THE VOYAGE MADE BY MR JOHN HAWKINS TO THE COAST OF GUINEA AND THE INDIES OF NOVA HISPANIA
494
85 A DISCOURSEBY ONE MILES PHILIPS
499
86 THOMAS WILSON A DISCOURSE UPON USURY
505
87 LETTERS PATENT TO SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT
506
88 THE FIRST ENGLISH VOYAGE TO VIRGINIA
507
89 THOMAS HARRIOT A BRIEF AND TRUE REPORT OF THE NEWFOUND LAND OF VIRGINIA
509
810 WALTER RALEIGH THE DISCOVERY OF GUIANA
517
811 RICHARD HAKLUYT PREFACE TO THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS VOYAGES TRAFFICS AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NA...
519
812 CHARTER TO THE EAST INDIA COMPANY
521
813 MICHEL MONTAIGNE OF CANNIBALS ESSAYS
522
814 JEAN BODIN SIX BOOKS OF A COMMONWEAL
526
815 JAMES I CHARTER TO THE VIRGINIA COMPANY
528
816 ROBERT GRAY A GOOD SPEED TO VIRGINIA
529
817 WILLIAM STRACHEY A TRUE REPORTORY OF THE WRACK
533
818 BRIEF DECLARATION OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THINGS IN VIRGINIA
534
819 JOHN SMITH A DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND
537
820 EDWARD WINSLOW A RELATION OR JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PLANTATION SETTLED AT PLYMOUTH NEW EN...
541
821 EDWARD MISSELDEN FREE TRADE
542
822 GERARD DE MALYNES THE MAINTENANCE OF FREE TRADE
545
823 FRANCIS BACON OF USURY
547
824 JOHN SMITH ADVERTISEMENTS FOR THE UNEXPERIENCED PLANTERS OF NEWENGLAND
549
825 THE NAVIGATION ACT
553
CHRONOLOGY
555
NOTES
587
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHIES
594
INDEX
601
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Kate Aughterson is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Central England, specialising in the Renaissance, gender, and drama.

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