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The Resource The historical imagination in early modern Britain : history, rhetoric, and fiction, 1500-1800, edited by Donald R. Kelley, David Harris Sacks, (electronic resource)

The historical imagination in early modern Britain : history, rhetoric, and fiction, 1500-1800, edited by Donald R. Kelley, David Harris Sacks, (electronic resource)

Label
The historical imagination in early modern Britain : history, rhetoric, and fiction, 1500-1800
Title
The historical imagination in early modern Britain
Title remainder
history, rhetoric, and fiction, 1500-1800
Statement of responsibility
edited by Donald R. Kelley, David Harris Sacks
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays by some of the most distinguished historians and literary scholars in the English-speaking world explores the overlap, interplay, and interaction between history and fiction in British imaginative and historical writing from the Tudor period to the Enlightenment. The historians discuss the questions of truth, fiction, and the contours of early modern historical culture, while the literary scholars consider some of the fictional aspects of history, and the historical aspects of fiction, in prose narratives of many sorts. The interests and inquiries of these learned, imaginative, and venturesome scholars cross at many points, casting significant light on and offering numerous insights into the problematic and interdisciplinary areas where 'history' and 'story' meet, interact, and sometimes compete. Despite the theoretical questions posed, the discussions primarily focus on concrete works, including those of Thomas More, John Foxe, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, and Edward Gibbon.--
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1931-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kelley, Donald R.
  • Sacks, David Harris
Series statement
  • Woodrow Wilson Center Press
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Literature and history
  • Literature and history
  • Historiography
  • Historiography
  • Imagination
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The historical imagination in early modern Britain : history, rhetoric, and fiction, 1500-1800, edited by Donald R. Kelley, David Harris Sacks, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511721052
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Donald R. Kelley and David Harris Sacks -- Precept, example, and truth: Degory Wheare and the 'ars historica' / J.H.M. Salmon -- Truth, lies, and fiction in sixteenth-century Protestant historiography / Patrick Collinson -- Thomas More and the English Renaissance: history and fiction in Utopia / Joseph M. Levine -- Little Crosby and the horizons of early modern historical culture / D.R. Woolf -- Murder in Faversham: Holinshed's impertinent history / Richard Helgerson -- Foul, his wife, the mayor, and Foul's mare: the power of anecdote in Tudor historiography / Annabel Patterson -- Experience, truth, and natural history in early English gardening books / Rebecca Bushnell -- Thomas Hobbes's Machiavellian moments / David Wootton -- The background of Hobbes's Behemoth / Fritz Levy -- Leviathan, mythic history, and national historiography / Patricia Springborg -- Protesting fiction, constructing history / J. Paul Hunter -- Adam Smith and the history of private life: social and sentimental narratives in eighteenth-century historiography / Mark Salber Phillips -- Contemplative heroes and Gibbon's historical imagination / Patricia Craddock
Control code
CR9780511721052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521590693
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097121419
Label
The historical imagination in early modern Britain : history, rhetoric, and fiction, 1500-1800, edited by Donald R. Kelley, David Harris Sacks, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511721052
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Donald R. Kelley and David Harris Sacks -- Precept, example, and truth: Degory Wheare and the 'ars historica' / J.H.M. Salmon -- Truth, lies, and fiction in sixteenth-century Protestant historiography / Patrick Collinson -- Thomas More and the English Renaissance: history and fiction in Utopia / Joseph M. Levine -- Little Crosby and the horizons of early modern historical culture / D.R. Woolf -- Murder in Faversham: Holinshed's impertinent history / Richard Helgerson -- Foul, his wife, the mayor, and Foul's mare: the power of anecdote in Tudor historiography / Annabel Patterson -- Experience, truth, and natural history in early English gardening books / Rebecca Bushnell -- Thomas Hobbes's Machiavellian moments / David Wootton -- The background of Hobbes's Behemoth / Fritz Levy -- Leviathan, mythic history, and national historiography / Patricia Springborg -- Protesting fiction, constructing history / J. Paul Hunter -- Adam Smith and the history of private life: social and sentimental narratives in eighteenth-century historiography / Mark Salber Phillips -- Contemplative heroes and Gibbon's historical imagination / Patricia Craddock
Control code
CR9780511721052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521590693
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097121419

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