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British Identities and English Renaissance Literature David J. Baker

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature

David J. Baker

Published June 17th 2002
ISBN : 9780521782005
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Though British history and identity in the early modern period are intensively researched areas, the role of literature in the construction of Britishness has not been thoroughly studied. In this volume, leading Renaissance literary critics reviewMoreThough British history and identity in the early modern period are intensively researched areas, the role of literature in the construction of Britishness has not been thoroughly studied. In this volume, leading Renaissance literary critics review a broad range of texts from the period, including plays of Shakespeare, in view of the new British history. This collection opens up a new kind of literary history with immediate relevance to contemporary discussions of Britishness.