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Title Rogues and early modern English culture / Craig Dionne and Steve Mentz, editors
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 416 pages) : illustrations
Contents Fashioning outlaws : the early modern rogue and urban culture / Craig Dionne -- The reckoning of moll cutpurse : a transversal enterprise / Bryan Reynolds and Janna Segal -- New historicism, historical context, and the literature of roguery : the case of Thomas Harman reopened / A.L. Beier -- Appendix : The case of Nicholas Jennings alias Blunt before London's Court Of Alderman, 13 January, 9 Elizabeth I (1567) -- The counterfeit vagrant : the dynamic of deviance in the Bridewell court records and the literature of roguery / Martine van Elk -- The peddler and the pawn : why did Tudor England consider peddlers to be rogues? / Linda Woodbridge -- "Masters of their occupation" : labor and fellowship in the cony-catching pamphlets / Karen Helfand Bix -- Making vagrancy (in)visible : the economics of disguise in early modern rogue pamphlets / Patricia Fumerton -- Sin city and the "urban condom" : rogues, writing, and the early modern urban environment / Adam Hansen -- Magic books : cony-catching and the romance of early modern London / Steve Mentz -- Vagabond veterans : the roguish company of Martin Guerre and Henry V / Linda Bradley Salamon -- Black acts : textual labor and commercial deceit in Dekker's Lantern and candlelight / Laurie Ellinghausen -- Englishing the rogue, "translating" the Irish : fantasies of incorporation and early modern English national identity / Brooke A. Stafford -- The ambivalent rogue : Moll Flanders as modern Pícara / Tina Kuhlisch -- Afterword : (Re)presenting the early modern rogue / Arthur F. Kinney
Summary "Rogues and Early Modern English Culture is a definitive collection of critical essays on the literary and cultural impact of the early modern rogue. Under various names - rogues, vagrants, molls, doxies, vagabonds, cony-catchers, masterless men, caterpillars of the commonwealth - this group of marginal figures, poor men and women with no clear social place of identity, exploded onto the scene in sixteenth-century English history and culture. Early modern representations of the rogue or moll in pamphlets, plays, poems, ballads, historical records, and the infamous Tudor Poor Laws treated these characters as harbingers of emerging social, economic, and cultural changes." "This anthology features essays from prominent and emerging critics in the field of Renaissance studies and promises to attract considerable attention from a broad range of readers and scholars in literary studies and social history."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- England -- History.
Outlaws in literature.
Outlaws -- England -- History.
Peddling -- England -- History.
Rogues and vagabonds in literature.
Rogues and vagabonds -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Rogues and vagabonds -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Vagrancy in literature.
Vagrancy -- England -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Dionne, Craig.
Mentz, Steve.
ISBN 0472025163 (electronic bk.)
9780472025169 (electronic bk.)