17th Century Literature Products

  • 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 – 2015-11-27 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • The Art of John Webster

    By Ralph Berry

    The Art of John Webster, first published in 1972, is a study of the three extant plays of Webster known to be solely his work. These plays are seen as attempts to achieve in literature the effects of the baroque, a term which related Webster to the larger developments of European art. Their content…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    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 – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-09-21 
    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 – 2015-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A John Donne Companion (Routledge Revivals)

    By Robert H. Ray

    First published in 1990, this title provides a compendium of useful information for any reader of Donne to have at hand: crucial biographical material, historical contextualisation, and details about his life’s work. The intention throughout is to enhance understanding and appreciation, without…

    Paperback – 2015-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sidney: The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Dr Martin Garrett, Martin Garrett

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
    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 – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • British Autobiography in the Seventeenth Century

    By Paul Delany

    Originally published in 1969. In the seventeenth century neither the literary genre nor the term ‘autobiography’ existed but we see in seventeenth-century literature many kinds of autobiographical writings, to which their authors gave such titles as ‘Journal of the Life of Me, Confessions, etc.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

  • The Subject of Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

    Identity and Difference in Renaissance Drama

    By Catherine Belsey

    First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Jahangir and the Jesuits

    With an Account of the Benedict Goes and the Mission to Pegu

    By From the Relations of Fernão Guerreiro

    First published in 1930. 'The book is full of splendour and strange scenes' NationThe Relations of Fernão Guerreiro, from which the three narratives in this volume have been taken, constitute a complete history of the missionary undertakings of the Society of Jesus in the East Indies, China, Japan…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge

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