Through a combination of original essays and primary source material, Elizabethan and Jacobean England records the transformative changes that defined English society during the Renaissance.
Combines original source documents with critical essays to chart the transformative changes in English society from the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, to the end of the reign of James I in 1625
Brings together a variety of source material including new public and private documents, providing a vivid portrait of life in late Tudor and early Stuart England
Features newly commissioned essays by leading scholars, which assist readers in navigating and interpreting the source material
Accessibly structured into sections covering government, society, economics, literary arts, religion, and learning; with contextual introductions included at the start of each
Challenges readers to confront their assumptions about Renaissance literature, as well as to consider problems of evidence and interpretation, new theories, and methodologies
Arthur F. Kinney is Thomas W. Copeland Professor of LiteraryHistory at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and Directorof the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies. He is editorof the journal English Literary Renaissance, the author of Shakespeare by Stages (2003), and the editor of ACompanion to Renaissance Drama (2002), and RenaissanceDrama: An Anthology, 2e (2004), all published byWiley-Blackwell.