Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century

For the third edition of this volume a considerable number of changes have been made. Newly prepared, for example, is a substantial selection from Baldassare Castiglione’s The Courtier, presented in Thomas Hoby’s influential early modern English translation. Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy is another major addition. Also new to the anthology are excerpts from Thomas Dekker’s plague pamphlets. We have considerably expanded our representation of Elizabeth I’s writings and speeches, as well as providing several more cantos from Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene and adding selections from Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia. We have broadened our coverage, too, to include substantial selections of Irish, Gaelic Scottish, and Welsh literature. (Perhaps most notable of the numerous authors in this section are two extraordinary Welsh poets, Dafydd ap Gwilym and Gwerful Mechain.) Mary Sidney Herbert’s writings now appear in the bound book instead of on the companion website. Margaret Cavendish, previously included in volume 3 of the full anthology, will now also be included in this volume; we have added a number of her poems, with an emphasis on those with scientific themes.

The edition features two new Contexts sections: a sampling of "Tudor and Stuart Humor," and a section on "Levellers, Diggers, Ranters, and Covenanters." New materials on emblem books and on manuscript culture have also been added to the "Culture: A Portfolio" contexts section.

There are many additions the website component as well—including Thomas Deloney’s Jack of Newbury also published as a stand-alone BABL edition). We are also expanding our online selection of transatlantic material, with the inclusion of writings by John Smith, William Bradford, and Anne Bradstreet.

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    The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century – Table of Contents
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    The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century – Editorial Preface
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    The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century – Acknowledgements
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    Introduction to the Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century
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    The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century – History of the Language and of Print Culture
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    John Skelton: Introduction
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    John Skelton: Selected Poems
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    Sir Thomas More: Introduction
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    Sir Thomas More: Utopia
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    Sir Thomas More: In Context
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    William Tyndale: Introduction
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    William Tyndale: Comparative Selections from Tyndale's English Bible
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    The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century – Contexts: Religion and Devotional Life
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    Sir Thomas Wyatt: Introduction
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    Sir Thomas Wyatt: Selected Poems
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    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: Introduction
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    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: Selected Poems
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    The Elizabethan Sonnet and Lyric: Selected Poems
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    Literature in Ireland, Gaelic Scotland, and Wales Introduction
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    Literature in Ireland, Gaelic Scotland, and Wales
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    Baldassare Castiglione and Thomas Hoby: Introduction
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    Baldassare Castiglione and Thomas Hoby: from The Courtier
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    Lady Jane Grey: Introduction
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    Lady Jane Grey: Selected Letters and In Context Reading
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    Edmund Spenser: Introduction
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    Edmund Spenser: from The Faerie Queene
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    Edmund Spenser: Letter to Sir Walter Ralegh on The Faerie Queene
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    Edmund Spenser: In Context Readings
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    Edmund Spenser: from Amoretti
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    Edmund Spenser: from Epithalamion
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    Sir Philip Sidney: Introduction
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    Sir Philip Sidney: from Astrophil and Stella
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    Sir Philip Sidney: The Defense of Poesy
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    Sir Philip Sidney: In Context Reading on The Abuse of Poetry
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    Sir Philip Sidney: from The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
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    Sir Philip Sidney: In Context Material on An Emblem Honoring Sir Philip Sidney
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    Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke: Introduction
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    Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke: Selected Readings
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    Elizabeth I, Queen of England: Introduction
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    Elizabeth I, Queen of England: Selected Readings
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    Elizabeth I, Queen of England: In Context
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    The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Contexts: Elizabethan Culture: A Portfolio
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    Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots: Introduction
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    Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots: Selected Poems and Letters
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    Aemilia Lanyer: Introduction
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    Aemilia Lanyer: Selected Readings
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    Sir Walter Ralegh: Introduction
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    Sir Walter Ralegh: Selected Poems
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    Sir Walter Ralegh: from The Discovery of the Large, Rich, and Beautiful Empire of Guiana
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    Sir Walter Ralegh: Letter to His Wife
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    The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century Contexts: Other Lands, Other Cultures
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    Thomas Kyd: Introduction
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    Thomas Kyd: The Spanish Tragedy
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    Francis Bacon: Introduction
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    Francis Bacon: from Essays
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    Robert Southwell: Introduction
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    Robert Southwell: Selected Poems
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    Christopher Marlowe: Introduction
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    Christopher Marlowe: Hero and Leander and The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
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    Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus
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    The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century Contexts: Tudor and Stuart Humor
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    William Shakespeare: Introduction
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    William Shakespeare: Venus and Adonis and In Context Readings
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    William Shakespeare: Selected Sonnets
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    Isabella Whitney: Selected Poems
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    The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century Contexts: "Unconstant Women, " "Excellent Women": A 17thC Debate
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    Ben Jonson: Introduction
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    Ben Jonson: Selected Poems
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    Ben Jonson: Valpone; or, The Fox and In Context Readings
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    Thomas Dekker: Introduction
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    Thomas Dekker: from The Wonderful Year, Wherein Is Showed the Picture of London, Lying Sick of the Plague
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    John Donne: Introduction
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    John Donne: Selections from Songs and Sonnets, Elegies, Satires, and Verse Letters
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    John Donne: Selections from The Holy Sonnets, Good Friday, and Devotions
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    John Webster: The Duchess of Malfi
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    Lady Mary Wroth: Introduction
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    Lady Mary Wroth: Selected Poems and In Context Readings
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    Thomas Hobbes: Introduction
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    Thomas Hobbes: from Leviathan
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    Robert Herrick: Introduction
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    Robert Herrick: Selected Poems
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    George Herbert: Selected Poems
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    Andrew Marvell: Selected Poems
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    Margaret Cavendish: Introduction
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    Margaret Cavendish: Selected Poems
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    Katherine Philips: Selected Poems
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    Royalist and "Cavalier" Poetry
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    John Milton: Introduction
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    John Milton: Selected Early Poems
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    Reading Poetry
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