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Early Modern Civil Discourses
Edited by Jennifer Richards
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
09 Sep 2003
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This collection addresses a range of original and translated writings in English and Scots - among them, conduct manuals, colonial tracts, diaries, letters, dialogues, poetry, drama, chronicles - by English, Scots and Welsh men and women in and about the Atlantic archipelago. It explores the many meanings of civility and related terms in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It complicates and enriches our critical understanding of this terminology, especially when it is used to define the distinctiveness of the 'early modern' period. In so doing, this collection helps to recover the depth and range of the period's critical debate about cultural and colonial encounters, gender relationships, authority and its responsibilities, sociability, and politeness.


Description

This collection addresses a range of original and translated writings in English and Scots - among them, conduct manuals, colonial tracts, diaries, letters, dialogues, poetry, drama, chronicles - by English, Scots and Welsh men and women in and about the Atlantic archipelago. It explores the many meanings of civility and related terms in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It complicates and enriches our critical understanding of this terminology, especially when it is used to define the distinctiveness of the 'early modern' period. In so doing, this collection helps to recover the depth and range of the period's critical debate about cultural and colonial encounters, gender relationships, authority and its responsibilities, sociability, and politeness.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; J.Richards
Civil Tongues: Language, Law and Reformation; C.Shrank
Of Marriage, Morals and Civility; H.Moore
'Civilized with Death': Civility, Duelling and Honour in Elizabethan England; M.Peltonen
'Words More than Civil': Republican Civility in Lucy Hutchinson's 'The Life of John Hutchinson'; D.Norbrook
'When Civil Fury First Grew High'; Politics and Incivility in Restoration England; S.Achinstein
Shakespeare the Barbarian; N.Rhodes
Tacitus and Reform in Ireland in the 1590's; A.Hadfield
Drama, Ireland, and the Question of Civility; T.Healy
Uncivil Monarchy; Scotland, England and the Reputation of James IV; D.Cavanagh
The Civility of Early Modern Welsh Women; K.Chedgzoy
The Cultural Impact of the Massacre of St Bartholomew's Day; R.White
Index


Authors

JENNIFER RICHARDS is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle. She is the author of Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature and the co-editor, with James Knowles, of Shakespeare's Late Plays: New Readings.