- ISBN 9781405195591 / 1405195592
- Title A Short History of Early Modern England
- Author Peter C. Herman
- Category Literary Studies: C 1500 To C 1800
- Format Paperback
- Year 2011
- Pages 280
- Publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Imprint Wiley-Blackwell
- Language English
- Dimensions 156mm x 229mm x 15mm
A Short History of Early Modern England presents the historical and cultural information necessary for a richer understanding of English Renaissance literature.
A Short History of Early Modern England presents the historical and cultural information necessary for a richer understanding of English Renaissance literature. Written in a clear and accessible style for an undergraduate level audience Gives an overview of the period's history as well as an understanding of the historiographic issues Explores key historical and literary events, from the Wars of the Roses to the publication of John Milton's Paradise Regained Features in depth explanations of key terms and concepts, such as absolutism and the Elizabethan Settlement
Peter C. Herman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, USA. His previous books include Royal Poetrie: Monarchic Verse and the Political Imaginary of Early Modern England (2010) and Destabilizing Milton: “Paradise Lost” and the Poetics of Incertitude (2008). His essays have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly , SEL , and Criticism .