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The Resource Etymology and the invention of English in early modern literature, Hannah Crawforth, Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, , King's College, London

Etymology and the invention of English in early modern literature, Hannah Crawforth, Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, , King's College, London

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Etymology and the invention of English in early modern literature
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Etymology and the invention of English in early modern literature
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Hannah Crawforth, Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, , King's College, London
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eng
Summary
How did authors such as Jonson, Spenser, Donne and Milton think about the past lives of the words they used? Hannah Crawforth shows how early modern writers were acutely attuned to the religious and political implications of the etymology of English words. She argues that these lexically astute writers actively engaged with the lexicographers, Anglo-Saxonists and etymologists who were carrying out a national project to recover, or invent, the origins of English, at a time when the question of a national vernacular was inseparable from that of national identity. English words are deployed to particular effect <U+0127> � as a polemical weapon, allegorical device, coded form of communication, type of historical allusion or political tool. Drawing together early modern literature and linguistics, Crawforth argues that the history of English as it was studied in the period radically underpins the writing of its greatest poets --
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1980-
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Crawforth, Hannah Jane
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index present
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non fiction
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  • English literature
  • English language
  • Poetics
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Etymology and the invention of English in early modern literature, Hannah Crawforth, Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, , King's College, London
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-210) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction: Etymology in early modern literature -- Etymology and estrangement in the poems of Edmund Spenser -- Etymology and textual time in the masques of Ben Jonson -- Etymology and place in Donne's sermons -- Etymology and the ends of idealism in Milton's prose -- Conclusion: A world in a word
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FIEb1750952x
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24 cm.
Extent
xi, 218 pages
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9781107041769
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • (DLC)17768202
  • (DLC)2013018455
  • (OCoLC)847537357
Label
Etymology and the invention of English in early modern literature, Hannah Crawforth, Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, , King's College, London
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Etymology in early modern literature -- Etymology and estrangement in the poems of Edmund Spenser -- Etymology and textual time in the masques of Ben Jonson -- Etymology and place in Donne's sermons -- Etymology and the ends of idealism in Milton's prose -- Conclusion: A world in a word
Control code
FIEb1750952x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 218 pages
Isbn
9781107041769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC)17768202
  • (DLC)2013018455
  • (OCoLC)847537357

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