A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context

A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context

Author(s): Peter C. Herman

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011 03:25AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405195607

Online ISBN: 9781444395006

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395006

About this Book

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

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