Catholicism and Anti-Catholicism in Early Modern English Texts

  • Arthur F. Marotti

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

About this book


Responding to recent historical analyses of Post-Reformation English Catholicism, the essays in this collection by both literary scholars and historians focus on polemical, devotional, political, and literary texts that dramatize the conflicts between context-sensitive Catholic and anti-Catholic discourses in early modern England. They foreground some major literary authors and canonical texts, but also examine non-canonical literature as well as other writings that embody ideological fantasies connecting the political and religious discourses of the time with their literary manifestations.


conflicts corpus drama Early Modern English English literature identity John Milton knowledge literature perception puritanism reformation satire time women

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  • Arthur F. Marotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityUSA

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