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Tragedy and Scepticism in Shakespeare’s England

  • William M. Hamlin

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Engaging Doubt

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  3. The Reception of Ancient Scepticism in Elizabethan and Jacobean England

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  4. Fools of Nature: Scepticism and Tragedy

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-306

About this book

Introduction

Hamlin's study provides the first full-scale account of the reception and literary appropriation of ancient scepticism in Elizabethan and Jacobean England (c. 1570-1630). Offering abundant archival evidence as well as fresh treatments of Florio's Montaigne and Bacon's career-long struggle with the challenges of epistemological doubt, Hamlin's book explores the deep connections between scepticism and tragedy in plays ranging from Doctor Faustus and Troilus and Cressida to The Tragedy of Mariam , The Duchess of Malfi , and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore .

Keywords

critique England exile William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • William M. Hamlin
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishWashington State UniversityUSA

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