Mental and Cultural World of Tudor and Stuart England


This series presents original studies on the mentality, beliefs, and culture of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England and features works in a variety of disciplines including art history, history, literature, music, and religious studies, as well as interdisciplinary studies.
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'Full of all knowledg': George Herbert's Country Parson and Early Modern Social Discourse
'Full of all knowledg': George Herbert's Country Parson and Early Modern Social Discourse
By Ronald W. Cooley

In positioning George Herbert as a spokesman for a legal-rational social order, and in placing The Country Parson in its cultural milieu, Cooley reveals a new dimension to Herbert's work and provides a valuable tool for future study of Herbert and seventeenth-century culture and history.

Published Mar 2004
A Mirror for Magistrates and the De Casibus Tradition
A Mirror for Magistrates and the De Casibus Tradition
By Paul Budra

Situates the often neglected collection of English Renaissance narrative poems A Mirror for Magistrates in the cultural context of its production, locating it not as a primitive form of tragedy, but as the epitome of the de casibus literary tradition.

Published Apr 2000
Constant Minds: Political Virtue and the Lipsian Paradigm in England, 1584-1650
Constant Minds: Political Virtue and the Lipsian Paradigm in England, 1584-1650
By Adriana McCrea

Investigates Lipsian ideas in the moral, political, and literary culture of late 16nth- and early 17th-century England through examination of the writings and activities of Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, Fulke Greville, Ben Jonson, and Joseph Hall.

Published Oct 1997