On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781442647916_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $66.00
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
category: Drama
published: March 2016
ISBN:9781442647916

Privacy in the Age of Shakespeare

by Ronald Huebert

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
ancient, classical & medieval, renaissance
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $66.00
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
category: Drama
published: March 2016
ISBN:9781442647916
Description

For at least a generation, scholars have asserted that privacy barely existed in the early modern era. The divide between the public and private was vague, they say, and the concept, if it was acknowledged, was rarely valued. In Privacy in the Age of Shakespeare, Ronald Huebert challenges these assumptions by marshalling evidence that it was in Shakespeare’s time that the idea of privacy went from a marginal notion to a desirable quality.

The era of transition begins with More’s Utopia (1516), in which privacy is forbidden. It ends with Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667), in which privacy is a good to be celebrated. In between come Shakespeare’s plays, paintings by Titian and Vermeer, devotional manuals, autobiographical journals, and the poetry of George Herbert and Robert Herrick, all of which Huebert carefully analyses in order to illuminate the dynamic and emergent nature of early modern privacy.

Editorial Reviews

‘Ronald Huebert’s impressive book offers a welcome counter weight to many studies (recent and forthcoming) on various aspects of publicity, sociality, and material embeddedness in the Renaissance.’

— Studies in English Literature (SEL) vol 57:02:2017

‘The close reading practices that are deployed through the book reveal a remarkable pattern on intersected social and literary practice…. Huebert takes readers on a richly rewarded journey through the interface of literary discourse and social theory.’

— Renaissance & reformation vol 39:03:2016

‘Highly recommended.’

— Choice Magazine vol 54:02:2016

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by Ronald Huebert

Early Modern Spectatorship

Early Modern Spectatorship

Interpreting English Culture, 1500-1780
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...