17th Century Literature Products

  • A Cultural History of Climate Change

    Edited by Tom Bristow, Thomas H. Ford

    Charting innovative directions in the environmental humanities, this book examines the cultural history of climate change under three broad headings: history, writing and politics. Climate change compels us to rethink many of our traditional means of historical understanding, and demands new ways…

    Hardback – 2016-05-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Writing, Geometry and Space in Seventeenth-Century England and America

    Circles in the Sand

    By Jess Edwards

    The early modern map has come to mark the threshold of modernity, cutting through the layered customs of Medieval parochialism with its clean, expansive geometries. Re-thinking the role played by mathematics and cartography in the English seventeenth century, this book argues that the cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)

    Political Writer

    By Alan Downie

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift’s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift’s politics and its application in the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Milton (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study in Ideology and Form

    By Christopher Kendrick

    First published in 1986, this title critiques the canonical view of Milton as an isolated Great Man, and reassesses the impact of the Puritan Revolution on two of his major works: the Areopagitica and Paradise Lost. The study focuses on the emergence of a discreet ethical framework of thought…

    Paperback – 2016-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cavendish

    By David Cunning

    Margaret Cavendish (1623 - 1673) was a philosopher, poet, scientist, novelist, and playwright of the seventeenth century. Her work is important for a number of reasons. It presents an early and compelling version of the naturalism that is found in current-day philosophy; it offers important…

    Hardback – 2016-01-07
    Routledge
    Arguments of the Philosophers

  • The Women of Shakespeare

    By Frank Harris

    Frank Harris argues that the way women are presented in Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets are a reflection of the real-life women in his life, namely his wife, mother, mistress and daughter. Originally published in 1911, The Women of Shakespeare also analyses the traditional criticism of the time and…

    Hardback – 2016-01-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Subject to Others (Routledge Revivals)

    British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834

    By Moira Ferguson

    First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cervantes

    Essays in Memory of E.C. Riley on the Quatercentenary of Don Quijote

    Edited by Jeremy Robbins, Edwin Wiliamson

    This volume commemorates the quatercentenary of Don Quijote (Part I, 1604-05), widely acknowledged to be the 'first modern novel'. Through Don Quijote, his Exemplary Novels and other major works, Cervantes, Spain's master novelist, has for centuries shaped and profoundly influenced the different…

    Paperback – 2015-12-04
    Routledge

  • Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

    The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge

  • John Donne, Undone (Routledge Revivals)

    By Thomas Docherty

    Contemporary criticism of Donne has tended to ignore the historical culture and ideology that conditioned his writings, reinforcing the traditionally accepted model of the poet as a humanist of ethical, cultural and political individualism. In this title, first published in 1986, Thomas Docherty…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A George Herbert Companion (Routledge Revivals)

    By Robert H. Ray

    First published in 1995, this title provides the reader with a compendium of useful information for any reader of George Herbert to have at hand. It includes key biographical information, situates the poetry in its historical and cultural context, and, where appropriate, explains theological…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • An Andrew Marvell Companion (Routledge Revivals)

    By Robert H. Ray

    First published in 1998, this title provides for the reader of the renowned metaphysical poet and politician a valuable reference and resource volume. It is a compendium of useful information for any reader of Andrew Marvell, including crucial biographical material, historical contextualisation,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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