Writing Combat and the Self in Early Modern English Literature

The Pen and the Sword

  • Authors
  • Jennifer Feather

Part of the Early Modern Cultural Studies book series (EMCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jennifer Feather
    Pages 1-22
  3. Jennifer Feather
    Pages 23-75
  4. Jennifer Feather
    Pages 115-146
  5. Jennifer Feather
    Pages 147-184
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-254

About this book


By examining these competing depictions of combat that coexist in sixteenth-century texts ranging from Arthurian romance to early modern medical texts, this study reveals both the importance of combat in understanding the humanist subject and the contours of the previously neglected pre-modern subject.


Andreas Vesalius Early Modern English English English literature gender history history of literature humanism literature nation premodern subject understanding writing

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