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Early Modern Literature in History

The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England

Authors: Miller, Kathleen

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  • Examines the literary culture/history of one of the most virulent, deadly, and certainly best-known plagues ever to hit London
  • Touches on aspects and methodologies from book history, manuscript and print culture, as well as Early Modern medical culture
  • Draws on a wide variety of source material, from canonical works to medical records
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This book is about the literary culture that emerged during and in the aftermath of the Great Plague of London (1665). Textual transmission impacted upon and simultaneously was impacted by the events of the plague. This book examines the role of print and manuscript cultures on representations of the disease through micro-histories and case studies of writing from that time, interpreting the place of these media and the construction of authorship during the outbreak. The macabre history of plague in early modern England largely ended with the Great Plague of London, and the miscellany of plague writings that responded to the epidemic forms the subject of this book.

About the authors

Kathleen Miller is Visiting Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. She completed her PhD at Trinity College Dublin, receiving a four-year PRTLI Trinity Long Room Hub Scholarship. She has worked as an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway, lecturing on the body in Renaissance literature.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51057-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51056-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51057-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51057-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51056-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 244
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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