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Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies back issues
A poet of our own: the Struggle for Os Lusiadas in the afterlife of Camoes.(Luis de Camoes)(Critical essay)
March 22, 2010... Few works in the cultural history of early modern Europe have been so steadily regarded as canonical summits of national literary traditions as Luls de Camoes's Os Lusiadas (1572). Many have considered Camoes's epic about Vasco da Gama's voyage to India to be the nation's greatest literary...
"Equitie to measure": the Perils of imperial imitation in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene.(Critical essay)
March 22, 2010... Many English jurists viewed the common law as distinctively suited to the English people. (1) Sir John Davies, for example, wrote that the English common law was "so framed and fitted to the nature and disposition of this people, as we may properly say it is connatural to the Nation, so as it...
Sidney's "mongrell tragicomedy" and Anglo-Spanish exchange in the new Arcadia.(Sir Philip Sidney)(Report)
March 22, 2010... In 1586, Sir Philip Sidney died fighting the Spanish in the Netherlands. (1) His death marked one episode during the conflict between Spain and England that would reach its apex with the launching of the Armada in 1588. Yet political and personal records give us ambivalent rather than strictly...
"The just will pay for the sinners": English merchants, the trade with Spain and Elizabethan foreign policy, 1563-1585.(Report)
March 22, 2010... For the English merchants who traded in the Spanish Habsburg empire and for English proponents of Anglo-Spanish cooperation, Spanish amity and trade were part of the bedrock on which English economic, dynastic, and political stability had long been built. Known (confusingly) as "Spanish...
Introduction: The Spanish Connection: Literary and Historical Perspectives on Anglo-Iberian Relations.(Report)
March 22, 2010... As the field of early modern studies becomes less bound by the category of the national literature, the manifold connections between early modern Spain and England become ever more apparent. Inevitably, we explore these connections from within our own disciplinary and political parameters. Yet...