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By Dorothy Autcher

ISBN-10: 0313311145

ISBN-13: 9780313311147

The Tudor and Stuart eras were defined as England's golden age, largely due to the flowering of its literary and dramatic tradition. paradoxically, repressive govt controls over freedom of expression existed side-by-side with a number of the maximum literary accomplishments of the age, and plenty of of an analogous concerns we combat with at the present time have been being hotly debated in Renaissance England. This reference booklet presents a way for college students and students to mix the hugely well known subject matters of censorship and Renaissance studies.

The ninety two entries during this publication spotlight the key matters that could galvanize the wrath of the censor, the ways that works have been changed in accordance with censorship, and the destiny of the authors who roused the censor's ire. Entries are prepared alphabetically via identify of the censored paintings. every one presents uncomplicated real info, together with the identify of the writer, the booklet date, the date of censorship, the kind of paintings, and the offending factor; a dialogue of the work's historic context; a synopsis of the contents; an exam of ways the paintings used to be censored; and a quick bibliography. even if there's a wealth of knowledge on censorship within the 20th century, this is often one of many few reference books to deal with censorship in the course of the Renaissance.

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