Early Modern Literature in History

Masters and Servants in English Renaissance Drama and Culture

Authority and Obedience

Authors: Burnett, M.

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Drawing upon archival material as well as the drama, popular verse and pamphlets, this book reads representations of masters and servants in relation to key Renaissance preoccupations. Apprentices, journeymen, male domestic servants, maidservants and stewards, Burnett argues, were deployed in literary texts to address questions about the exercise of power, social change and the threat of economic upheaval. In this way, writers were instrumental in creating servant 'cultures', and spaces within which forms of political resistance could be realized.

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MIKE THORNTON BURNETT

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'...an impressive work which sifts through a wealth of material...the arguments he advances about what the master-servant relations reveal about early modern English society's attitudes toward class, power, and sexuality make this work [incisive and useful to students of the Renaissance]...his treatment of masters and servants in early modern British culture is...quite masterful.' - Julie H. Kim, Early Modern Literary Studies

'...our most compelling study yet of the ways in which service was represented in the cultural documents of early modern England.' - Douglas Bruster, Shakespeare Quarterly


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Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Masters and Servants in English Renaissance Drama and Culture
Book Subtitle
Authority and Obedience
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-38014-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230380141
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-69457-2
Series ISSN
2634-5919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 225
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