The Routledge Encyclopedia of Tudor England
Edited by Arthur F. Kinney, David Swain, Eugene D. Hill, William A. Long
Routledge – 2010 – 842 pages
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Tudor England is the first encyclopedia devoted entirely to the study of the Tudor period. Previously published as Tudor England: An Encylopedia, this hugely useful reference work is now available in paperback for the first time.
England under the Tudors moved from a monarchy threatened by pretenders, through the strong rule of Henry VIII, to a time when Elizabeth I's advisors implored her to marry to protect the Tudor succesion. For the first time the vitality of the period and its people, and the rich backdrop for a century of rules, thinkers, and writers -"the Age of Shakespeare"- is captured in a comprehensive encyclopedia.
The volume includes:
*Over 700 entries
*over 240 contributors
*Over 100 illustrations
*Detailed Tudor chronology
*Appendix of bibliographical essays
*An 8-page color insert.
Offering a thorough survey that will be invaluable for students and specialists alike, this volume also provides detailed context for English Renaissance and Shakespearean studies.
"The editors have given readers a wonderful and interesting place to start their journey into Tudor England." -- American Reference Books Annual
"A worthwhile purchase for both academic and public libraries." -- Against the Grain
"Monumental and multidisciplinary… Solid scholarship, deft blend of fact and interpretation, and breadth… Recommended for all libraries supporting teaching and research about early modern England." -- Choice
"Capture[s] the Tudor age's variety and vitality… In addition to its numerous biographical entries, the encyclopedia covers the visual arts, literature, science, education, music, politics and government, religion, social history, economic history, and the complex interplay among these cultural strains in an era of intellectual, scientific, political, and religious ferment." -- Booklist/RBB
Selected Contents: Preface Using this Book Dates, Quotations and Bibliographies Acknowledgements A Tudor Chronology Contributors A to Z entries Appendices
Arthur F. Kinney, of Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, is the author of a number of books in Renaissance poetics, literary history, and literature, as well as reference books (Titled Elizabethans) and edited documents (Nicholas Hilliard's The Art of Lymning). He is the founding editor of the book series Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture and the journal English Literary Renaissance.
David W. Swain is Associate Professor of English at Southern New Hampshire University.