Writing the English Republic (Paperback)

Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627 1660

By David Norbrook

Cambridge University Press, 9780521785693, 524pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2000

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This magisterial new history of seventeenth-century republican political culture sets key texts by Marvell and Milton in a richly detailed context, showing how writers reimagined English literary culture without kingship. The book draws on extensive archival research, bringing to light exciting and neglected manuscript and printed sources. Offering a bold new narrative of the whole period, and a timely reminder that England has a republican as well as a royalist heritage, it will be of compelling interest to historians as well as literary scholars.