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The Resource Religion and the book in early modern England : the making of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs', Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman

Religion and the book in early modern England : the making of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs', Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman

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Religion and the book in early modern England : the making of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs'
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Religion and the book in early modern England
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the making of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs'
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Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman
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eng
Summary
"John Foxe's Acts and Monuments - popularly known as the 'Book of Martyrs' - is a milestone in the history of the English book. An essential history of the English Reformation and a seminal product of it, no English book before it had been as long or as lavishly illustrated. Examining the research behind the work and also its financing, printing and dissemination, Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman argue that, apart from Foxe's zeal and industry, the book was only made possible by extensive cooperation between its printer, John Day, and the Elizabethan government. Government patronage, rather than market forces, lay behind the book's success and ensured the triumph of a Protestant interpretation of the Reformation for centuries to come. Based on little-used manuscript sources, this book offers a unique insight not only into the 'Book of Martyrs' and the history of the English book, but into English history itself"--
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Evenden, Elizabeth
Dewey number
272.092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1600.F68
LC item number
E84 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1959-
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Freeman, Thomas S.
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Cambridge studies in early modern British history
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  • Foxe, John
  • Foxe, John
  • Day, John
  • Christian martyrs
  • Martyrologies
  • Church history
  • Printing
  • Book industries and trade
  • Illustrated books
  • Reformation
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Religion and the book in early modern England : the making of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs', Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-373) and index
Contents
The text in its context: the printer's world in early modern Europe -- Ancient fragments and 'noythy bokes': the early careers of John Foxe and John Day -- Adversity and opportunity: Foxe and Day during Mary's reign -- The making of the first edition of the Acts and monuments -- Sources and resources: preparing the 1570 edition -- 'Fayre pictures and painted pageants': the illustrations of the 'Book of martyrs' -- A parting of the ways?: Foxe and Day, 1570-1576 -- Fathers, sons and other adversaries: the making of the 1583 edition
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000375278
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 387 p.
Isbn
9780521833493
Lccn
2010030512
Other physical details
ill.
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  • (Sirsi) 000375278
  • (OCoLC)656158716
Label
Religion and the book in early modern England : the making of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs', Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-373) and index
Contents
The text in its context: the printer's world in early modern Europe -- Ancient fragments and 'noythy bokes': the early careers of John Foxe and John Day -- Adversity and opportunity: Foxe and Day during Mary's reign -- The making of the first edition of the Acts and monuments -- Sources and resources: preparing the 1570 edition -- 'Fayre pictures and painted pageants': the illustrations of the 'Book of martyrs' -- A parting of the ways?: Foxe and Day, 1570-1576 -- Fathers, sons and other adversaries: the making of the 1583 edition
Control code
000375278
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 387 p.
Isbn
9780521833493
Lccn
2010030512
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000375278
  • (OCoLC)656158716

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