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Dictionary of Literary and Dramatic Censorship in Tudor and by Dorothy Autcher

By Dorothy Autcher

The Tudor and Stuart eras were defined as England's golden age, largely as a result of the flowering of its literary and dramatic tradition. sarcastically, repressive govt controls over freedom of expression existed side-by-side with a number of the maximum literary accomplishments of the age, and lots of of a similar concerns we combat with this present day have been being hotly debated in Renaissance England. This reference booklet presents a method for college students and students to mix the hugely well known themes of censorship and Renaissance studies.

The ninety two entries during this ebook spotlight the foremost concerns which can impress the wrath of the censor, the ways that works have been changed in line with censorship, and the destiny of the authors who roused the censor's ire. Entries are prepared alphabetically by way of identify of the censored paintings. every one presents easy real details, together with the identify of the writer, the e-book date, the date of censorship, the kind of paintings, and the offending factor; a dialogue of the work's ancient context; a synopsis of the contents; an exam of ways the paintings was once censored; and a short bibliography. even supposing there's a wealth of knowledge on censorship within the 20th century, this can be one of many few reference books to deal with censorship through the Renaissance.

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