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The Resource The Oxford handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles, edited by Paulina Kewes, Ian W. Archer, and Felicity Heal

The Oxford handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles, edited by Paulina Kewes, Ian W. Archer, and Felicity Heal

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The Oxford handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles
Title
The Oxford handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paulina Kewes, Ian W. Archer, and Felicity Heal
Title variation
  • Handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles
  • Holinshed's Chronicles
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (1577, 1587), issued under the name of Raphael Holinshed, was the crowning achievement of Tudor historiography, and became the principal source for the historical writings of Spenser, Daniel and, above all, Shakespeare. While scholars have long been drawn to Holinshed for its qualities as a source, they typically dismissed it as a baggy collection of materials, lacking coherent form and analytical insight. This condescending verdict has only recently given way to an appreciation of the literary and historical qualities of these chronicles. The Handbook is a major interdisciplinary undertaking which gives the lie to Holinshed's detractors, and provides original interpretations of a book that has lacked sustained academic scrutiny. Bringing together leading specialists in a variety of fields - literature, history, religion, classics, bibliography, and the history of the book - the Handbook demonstrates that the Chronicles powerfully reflect the nature of Tudor thinking about the past, about politics and society, and about the literary and rhetorical means by which readers might be persuaded of the truth of narrative. The volume shows how distinctive it was for one book to chronicle the history of three nations of the British archipelago. The various sections of the Handbook analyze the making of the two editions of the Chronicles; the relationship of the work to medieval and early modern historiography; its formal properties, genres and audience; attitudes to politics, religion, and society; literary appropriations; and the parallel descriptions and histories of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The result is a seminal study that shows unequivocally the vitality and complexity of the chronicle form in the late sixteenth century."--Publisher's website
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BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kewes, Paulina
  • Archer, Ian W
  • Heal, Felicity
Series statement
Oxford handbooks
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  • Holinshed, Raphael
  • Historiography
  • Literature and history
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The Oxford handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles, edited by Paulina Kewes, Ian W. Archer, and Felicity Heal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of Holinshed. The Genesis of the Two Editions / Felicity Heal And Henry Summerson ; Printers, Publishers, and the Chronicles as Artefact / David Scott Kastan And Aaron T. Pratt ; Censorship / Cyndia Susan Clegg ; Sources: 1577 / Henry Summerson ; Sources: 1587 / Henry Summerson ; Harrison's 'Chronology' and Descriptions of Britain / Glyn Parry ; Illustrations in the 1577 Edition / James A. Knapp. -- Historiography. Holinshed and the Native Chronicle Tradition / Alexandra Gillespie and Oliver Harris ; Holinshed and Mythical History / Laura Ashe ; Holinshed and the Middle Ages / Harriet Archer ; Leland and Other Precursors / James Carley ; Holinshed and Hall / Scott Lucas ; Holinshed and Foxe / Susannah Monta and Thomas S. Freeman ; Later Historians and Holinshed / Wyman Herendeen ; The Wider World of Chronicling / Daniel Woolf. -- Form, style, and reception. Genres / Tricia McElroy ; Rhetoric / Jennifer Richards ; Holinshed and the Classics / Judith Mossman ; Shows and Pageants / Elizabeth Goldring and Jayne Elisabeth Archer ; Narrative Voice and Influencing the Reader / Matthew Woodcock ; Readership and Reception / Felicity Heal. -- Politics, society, and religion. Monarchy / John Watts ; Social Order and Disorder / Ian W. Archer ; Religious Ideology / Peter Marshall ; Providentialism / Alexandra Walsham ; War / Paul E. J. Hammer ; The International Context / Steven Gunn ; Tudor Kings and Queens / Susan Doran. -- Literary appropriations. History Plays and the Royal Succession / Paulina Kewes ; Shakespeare and Medieval History / Igor Djordjevic ; Shakespeare and British History / Richard Dutton ; Spenser and Holinshed / Richard A. McCabe ; Daniel and Holinshed / Gillian Wright ; Later Appropriations / Bart van Es. -- Archipelagic Holinshed. Archipelagic History / Philip Schwyzer ; Mapping England and Wales / Alfred Hiatt ; England / Ralph Houlbrooke ; Scotland / Roger Mason ; Ireland / Colm Lennon ; Wales / Ralph Griffiths
Control code
785874178
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxxvii, 772 pages
Isbn
9780199565757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The Oxford handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles, edited by Paulina Kewes, Ian W. Archer, and Felicity Heal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of Holinshed. The Genesis of the Two Editions / Felicity Heal And Henry Summerson ; Printers, Publishers, and the Chronicles as Artefact / David Scott Kastan And Aaron T. Pratt ; Censorship / Cyndia Susan Clegg ; Sources: 1577 / Henry Summerson ; Sources: 1587 / Henry Summerson ; Harrison's 'Chronology' and Descriptions of Britain / Glyn Parry ; Illustrations in the 1577 Edition / James A. Knapp. -- Historiography. Holinshed and the Native Chronicle Tradition / Alexandra Gillespie and Oliver Harris ; Holinshed and Mythical History / Laura Ashe ; Holinshed and the Middle Ages / Harriet Archer ; Leland and Other Precursors / James Carley ; Holinshed and Hall / Scott Lucas ; Holinshed and Foxe / Susannah Monta and Thomas S. Freeman ; Later Historians and Holinshed / Wyman Herendeen ; The Wider World of Chronicling / Daniel Woolf. -- Form, style, and reception. Genres / Tricia McElroy ; Rhetoric / Jennifer Richards ; Holinshed and the Classics / Judith Mossman ; Shows and Pageants / Elizabeth Goldring and Jayne Elisabeth Archer ; Narrative Voice and Influencing the Reader / Matthew Woodcock ; Readership and Reception / Felicity Heal. -- Politics, society, and religion. Monarchy / John Watts ; Social Order and Disorder / Ian W. Archer ; Religious Ideology / Peter Marshall ; Providentialism / Alexandra Walsham ; War / Paul E. J. Hammer ; The International Context / Steven Gunn ; Tudor Kings and Queens / Susan Doran. -- Literary appropriations. History Plays and the Royal Succession / Paulina Kewes ; Shakespeare and Medieval History / Igor Djordjevic ; Shakespeare and British History / Richard Dutton ; Spenser and Holinshed / Richard A. McCabe ; Daniel and Holinshed / Gillian Wright ; Later Appropriations / Bart van Es. -- Archipelagic Holinshed. Archipelagic History / Philip Schwyzer ; Mapping England and Wales / Alfred Hiatt ; England / Ralph Houlbrooke ; Scotland / Roger Mason ; Ireland / Colm Lennon ; Wales / Ralph Griffiths
Control code
785874178
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxxvii, 772 pages
Isbn
9780199565757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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