killer on the wall desmond elliott 2017 granchester likeyoulove make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
The Treatment by C. L. Taylor Read the opening extract of the brand new C. L. Taylor book before its publication on 19/10/2017

Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800 books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800 category. Presented with a red border are the Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800 books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800 books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Dramatic Geography Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama by Laurence (Lecturer in English, University of Bristol) Publicover Dramatic Geography Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama
,
Focusing on early modern plays which stage encounters between peoples of different cultures, the volume explores the ways in which early modern plays stage dramatic geography and how this has shaped literary and theatrical heritage.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560-1625 by Sebastiaan Verweij The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560-1625

This book explains the literary history of Scotland in the early modern period (1560-1625) through the investigation of manuscript production, arguing that scottish Renaissance manuscript culture was far more colourful than is generally understood.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Oxford English Literary History 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century by Margaret J. M. Ezell The Oxford English Literary History 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. This volume covers 1645 to 1714, which saw the rise of new media forms,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Feeling Pleasures The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England by Joe (Fellow and Lecturer in English, Trinity College, University of Cambridge) Moshenska Feeling Pleasures The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England
, ,
Feeling Pleasures argues that the sense of touch assumed a new and unique importance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and that the work of major poets of the period, including Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, and John Milton, should be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

Greece in Early English Travel Writing, 1596-1682 by Efterpi Mitsi Greece in Early English Travel Writing, 1596-1682

This book examines the letters, diaries, and published accounts of English and Scottish travelers to Greece in the seventeenth century, a time of growing interest in ancient texts and the Ottoman Empire.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers by Katherine Ellison A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers

The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media studies, cognitive studies, disability studies, and other theoretical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

The Future of Feminist Eighteenth-Century Scholarship Beyond Recovery by Robin Runia The Future of Feminist Eighteenth-Century Scholarship Beyond Recovery


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Lying in Early Modern English Culture From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance by Andrew (Professor of English, University of Sussex) Hadfield Lying in Early Modern English Culture From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance
,
A major study of ideas of truth and falsehood in early modern England from the advent of the Reformation to the aftermath of the failed Gunpowder Plot.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

: The Art of Discrimination (1964) Thomson's The Seasons and the Language of Criticism by Ralph Cohen : The Art of Discrimination (1964) Thomson's The Seasons and the Language of Criticism

First published in 1964, this book analyses claims and comments that English critics have made about James Thomson's poem The Seasons (1730-46). Cohen deals with the relation between `practical' and `philosophical' criticism of the poem that for over two hundred...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Reading Milton Through Islam by David Currell Reading Milton Through Islam

John Milton's poetry and prose are central to our understanding of the aesthetic, political and religious upheavals of early modern England. Innovative recent scholarship, however, continues to expand the range of contexts through which we read Milton beyond Christian Europe,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

: The Unfolding of The Seasons (1970) A Study of James Thomson's Poem by Ralph Cohen : The Unfolding of The Seasons (1970) A Study of James Thomson's Poem

First published in 1970, this is a critical study providing an interpretation and evaluation of James Thomson's poem The Seasons. Professor Cohen urges its reconsideration as a major Augustan poem, arguing that Thomson's unity, diction, and thought combine with a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Poetry of Alexander Pope (1955) Laureate of Peace by G. Wilson Knight The Poetry of Alexander Pope (1955) Laureate of Peace

First published in 1955, this exegesis on the writings of Alexander Pope reveals the technical felicities of his poetry, and is the first to be devoted to the great meaning inherent in his work. One section, which has appeared before...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century Literature, Law and Society by Dr. Jenny DiPlacidi After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century Literature, Law and Society

This book examines the intersections between the ways that marriage was represented in eighteenth-century writing and art, experienced in society, and regulated by law. The interdisciplinary and comparative essays explore the marital experience beyond the 'matrimonial barrier' to encompass representations...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2017

Transporting Chaucer by Helen Barr Transporting Chaucer

Argues for new relationships between Chaucer's poetry and works by others -- .
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Milton and the Early Modern Culture of Devotion Bodies at Prayer by Naya Tsentourou Milton and the Early Modern Culture of Devotion Bodies at Prayer

Miton and Early Modern Devotional Culture analyses the representation of public and private prayer in John Milton's poetry and prose, paying particular attention to the ways seventeenth-century prayer is imagined as embodied in sounds, gestures, postures, and emotional responses. Naya...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Coming Soon

Reading English Renaissance A Very Brief Introduction by Charles Moseley Reading English Renaissance A Very Brief Introduction

Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. A discussion of the origins of early modern English drama and of the theatres that were built for it.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

A History of Eighteenth-Century British Literature by John Richetti A History of Eighteenth-Century British Literature

A History of Eighteenth-Century British Literature is a lively exploration of one of the most diverse and innovative periods in literary history.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

George Ripley's Compound of Alchymy (1591) by Stanton J. Linden George Ripley's Compound of Alchymy (1591)

This title was first published in 2001. Biographical details for George Ripley (c.1415-c.1490), one of England's best-known alchemical authorities, are sketchy, but he is known to have travelled widely on the Continent in search of alchemical wisdom. Whilst a canon...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Edmund Spenser and the Eighteenth-Century Book: Volume 1 by Hazel (University of Cambridge) Wilkinson Edmund Spenser and the Eighteenth-Century Book: Volume 1

First comprehensive study of the eighteenth-century response to the Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser, from editions to influence.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Anatomy of Tudor Literature: Proceedings of the First International Conference of the Tudor Symposium (1998) by Mike Pincombe The Anatomy of Tudor Literature: Proceedings of the First International Conference of the Tudor Symposium (1998)

This title was first published in 2001. Is there such a thing as Tudor literature ? The question is the theme that binds the essays in this collection. Scholars from around the world address the question of whether there is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

A Preface to Swift by Keith Crook A Preface to Swift

Jonathan Swift's moral and political satires astonished his contemporaries and still have the power to disturb, with their compelling images and unsettling turns of argument, and to delight, with their charm and inventive wit. A Preface to Swift examines the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Jewish and Christian Voices in English Reformation Biblical Drama Enacting Family and Monarchy by Chanita Goodblatt Jewish and Christian Voices in English Reformation Biblical Drama Enacting Family and Monarchy

English Biblical drama of the sixteenth century resounds with a variety of Jewish and Christian voices. Whether embodied as characters or manifested as exegetical and performative strategies, these voices participate in the central Reformation project of biblical translation. Such translations...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age God's Word Questioned by Henk J. M. Nellen Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age God's Word Questioned

A collection of original essays on biblical criticism and the process of secularization in the Netherlands during the long seventeenth century, as advances in the field of philology drew into question the authority of Scripture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Early Modern Marginalia by Katherine (University of Waterloo) Acheson Early Modern Marginalia

Marginalia in early modern and medieval texts - printed, handwritten, drawn, scratched, colored, and pasted in - offer a crazy quilt composed of fragments of how people, as individuals and in groups, interacted with books and manuscripts over often lengthy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2017

The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature by Tina Skouen The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature

The stigma of haste pervaded early modern English culture, more so than the so-called stigma of print. The period's writers were perpetually short on time, but what does it mean for authors to present themselves as hasty or slow, or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Shakespeare and the Eighteenth-Century Miscellany by Christopher Salamone Shakespeare and the Eighteenth-Century Miscellany

Poetic miscellanies have been almost entirely neglected in studies of Shakespeare's textual transmission and canonical rise. And yet, during the eighteenth century alone, more than 850 fragments of Shakespearean texts were inserted into the century's miscellanies: each has a textual...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

: Gulliver and the Gentle Reader (1991) Studies in Swift and Our Time by C J Rawson : Gulliver and the Gentle Reader (1991) Studies in Swift and Our Time

Originally published in 1991, Gulliver and the Gentle Reader critically examines the writing of Jonathan Swift. The book is predominately concerned with what Rawson coins `the unofficial energies' which work below the surface of Swift's conscious themes. Alongside this discussion,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Johannine Renaissance in Early Modern English Literature and Theology by Paul (Frank Lee and Edna M. Smith Professor, Lafayette College) Cefalu The Johannine Renaissance in Early Modern English Literature and Theology
,
The volume highlights how the Fourth Gospel and First Epistle of Saint John the Evangelist were leading apostolic texts during the early modern period in England, and the importance of Johannine theology to early modern religious poetry.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Compassion's Edge Fellow-Feeling and Its Limits in Early Modern France by Katherine Ibbett Compassion's Edge Fellow-Feeling and Its Limits in Early Modern France

Compassion's Edge traces the relation between compassion and toleration after France's Wars of Religion. This is not, however, a story about compassion overcoming difference but one of compassion reinforcing division. It provides a robust corrective to today's hope that fellow-feeling...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/11/2017

Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture by Bonnie (University of Cambridge) Lander Johnson Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture

This book explores early modern ideas of chastity and their cultural, political, medical, moral and theological applications.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Apocalypse and Anti-Catholicism in Seventeenth-Century English Drama by Adrian (University of Glasgow) Streete Apocalypse and Anti-Catholicism in Seventeenth-Century English Drama

This book studies the varied political uses of apocalyptic and anti-Catholic rhetoric in a wide range of seventeenth-century English drama.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

English Prose of the Seventeenth Century 1590-1700 by Roger Pooley English Prose of the Seventeenth Century 1590-1700

This is the first book-length history of the range of seventeenth-century English prose writing. Roger Pooley's study begins with narrative, ranging from the fiction of Bunyan and Aphra Behn to the biographical and autobiographical work of Aubrey and Pepys. Further...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Eighteenth-Century Utopian Fiction by Christine Rees Eighteenth-Century Utopian Fiction

Utopian fiction was a particularly rich and important genre during the eighteenth century. It was during this period that a relatively new phenomenon appeared: the merging of utopian writing per se with other fictional genres, such as the increasingly dominant...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Routledge Research Companion to Early Modern Spanish Women Writers by Leturio Nieves Baranda The Routledge Research Companion to Early Modern Spanish Women Writers

In Spain, the two hundred years that elapsed between the beginning of the early modern period and the final years of the Habsburg empire saw a profusion of works written by women. Whether secular or religious, noble or middle class,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

John Donne and Baroque Allegory The Aesthetics of Fragmentation by Hugh (Arcadia University, Pennsylvania) Grady John Donne and Baroque Allegory The Aesthetics of Fragmentation
,
Provides a new appreciation of John Donne through the lens of Walter Benjamin's critical theory of baroque allegory.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Mediterranean Piracy and Slavery in World Literature Captivity Genres Form Cervantes to Rousseau by Mario Klarer Mediterranean Piracy and Slavery in World Literature Captivity Genres Form Cervantes to Rousseau

Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature, is a collection of selected essays which brings to light the literary transformations of the captivity experience in major early modern texts of world literature and popular media, including works by Cervantes, de Vega, Defoe,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Minds in Motion Imagining Empiricism in Eighteenth-Century British Travel Literature by Anne M. Thell Minds in Motion Imagining Empiricism in Eighteenth-Century British Travel Literature

Minds in Motion argues that travel literature expedites individual engagements with epistemology because the genre forces authors to determine and disclose the potential value of their individual perspectives. More specifically, it examines how eighteenth-century British travel writers explore newly configured...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Text, Food and the Early Modern Reader Eating Words by Jason Scott-Warren, Andrew Elder Zurcher Text, Food and the Early Modern Reader Eating Words
,
In early modern culture, eating and reading were entangled acts. Our dead metaphors (swallowed stories, overcooked narratives, digested information) are all that now remains of a rich interplay between text and food, in which every element of dining, from preparation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Marlowe and Shakespeare The Critical Rivalry by Robert Sawyer Marlowe and Shakespeare The Critical Rivalry

Instead of asserting any alleged rivalry between Marlowe and Shakespeare, Sawyer examines the literary reception of the two when the writers are placed in tandem during critical discourse or artistic production. Focusing on specific examples from the last 400 years,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Passionate Playgoing in Early Modern England by Allison P. (Willamette University, Oregon) Hobgood Passionate Playgoing in Early Modern England
,
Passionate Playgoing in Early Modern England examines the emotional effect of stage performance on the minds of the early modern theatre audience.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/07/2017

The Female Philosopher and Her Afterlives Mary Wollstonecraft, the British Novel, and the Transformations of Feminism, 1796-1811 by Deborah Weiss The Female Philosopher and Her Afterlives Mary Wollstonecraft, the British Novel, and the Transformations of Feminism, 1796-1811

This book argues that the female philosopher, a literary figure brought into existence by Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, embodied the transformations of feminist thought during the transition from the Enlightenment to the Romantic period. By...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/07/2017

Romantic Paganism The Politics of Ecstasy in the Shelley Circle by Suzanne L. Barnett Romantic Paganism The Politics of Ecstasy in the Shelley Circle

This book addresses the function of the classical world in the cultural imaginations of the second generation of romantic writers: Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Thomas Love Peacock, John Keats, Leigh Hunt, and the rest of their diverse circle. The younger...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England by Giuseppina Iacona Lobo Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England

Examining works by well-known figures of the English Revolution, including John Milton, Oliver Cromwell, Margaret Fell Fox, Lucy Hutchinson, Thomas Hobbes, and King Charles I, Giuseppina Iacono Lobo presents the first comprehensive study of conscience during this crucial and turbulent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Adages Collectanea and Indexes by Desiderius Erasmus Adages Collectanea and Indexes

The essay that begins this introductory volume to the Adages explores the development of the Collectanea and its transformation into the Adagiorum chiliades.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2017

A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Ruth Scobie A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Wollstonecraft's 1792 work sets out all the chief principles of feminist thought developed by later feminist writers and activists. Written in the aftermath of the French Revolution, which made radical change seem possible, Wollstonecraft challenges the idea that society's oppression...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Registered users have access to unique site features

Register now