Such prejudices increased after 1618 when the Bohemian crisis began and James did not support the Elector Palatine against the Habsburg Empire. But whatever sites, rites, images or narratives have thus been constructed, they also raise some complex questions: how can the sacred be presented and yet guarded, claimed yet concealed, staged in public and at the same time kept exclusive? The book combines historical analysis of documents with literary reading of censored texts and exposes the kinds of tensions that really mattered in Jacobean culture. Using a wide range of manuscript sources, it examines how news was managed and interpreted during a period of acute political and religious conflict. But since their performances inhabit social space, this often functions as a theatrical arena which is also used to stage modes of dissent, difference, sacrifice and sacrilege. This article considers the political tract Vox Regis 1624 , written by Thomas Scott, one of the most prolific anti-Catholic pamphleteers at the time. We show that the press of its printer, Thomas Purfoot Jr, was stayed in the course of printing and that the partly-printed book was called in by order of the Bishop of London, Richard Bancroft. Building on her two previous studies on press censorship in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, Cyndia Clegg scrutinizes all aspects of Caroline print culture: book production in London, the universities, and on the Continent; licensing and authorization practices in both the Stationers' Company and among the ecclesiastical licensers; cases before the courts of High Commission and Star Chamber and the Stationers' Company's Court of Assistants; and trade regulation.
The book combines historical analysis of documents with the reading of censored texts and will be an invaluable resource for scholars as well as historians. The anti-Catholic mood reached its peak in October 1623, when the Prince of Wales arrived in London after his failed journey to Madrid. Press Censorship in Jacobean England. But by 1800, everything had changed. Authority, license, and law: the theory and practice of censorship -- 2. One senses at its conclusion that both camps will benefit.
Focuses on authors whose concerns and commitments were equally political and aesthetic, including William Prynne, Richard Lovelace, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, and Jonathan Swift. Following her books on press censorship in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, Cyndia Susan Clegg has now engaged with the historiographically more controversial subject of control of the press under Charles I. This crucial communication medium was hobbled by a critical shortage of the raw material needed for printed matter. This essay analyzes how the dedications in Aemilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum 1611 not only mark the transition between the reciprocal gift economy of patronage and commercial book sales but also recommend the book to an emerging female readership. Authority, license, and law: the theory and practice of censorship -- 2.
Authority, license and law: the theory and practice of censorship; 2. A broad range of life-writing is explored, including Augustine's Confessions, John Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and Richard Baxter's Reliquiae Baxterianae. Through critical readings of central texts and authors — such asSir Gawain, Foxe, Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne, or Vaughan — as well as less canonical examples — the Croxton play, Buchanan, Lanyer, Wroth, or the tobacco pamphlets — the twelve contributions all engage with the crucial question how, and to what end, performances of the sacred affect, or effect, cultural transformation. The findings support the research hypothesis that Aljazeera is a catalyst of democratisation and socio-political change. Is something that sells a lot always popular, even where the readership for print is only a small proportion of the population, or does popular need to carry something of its etymological sense of the public, the people? Press Censorship in Elizabethan England. This book examines the ways in which books were produced, read, and received during the reign of King James I. Whereas recent scholarship has analysed and theorized the practice of public diplomacy in modern international relations, early modern diplomacy is still often thought of in terms of peer-to-peer interaction and secrecy.
Paper was in short supply in the colonies and in the new nation as it could only be made from rags, and there was constant difficulty in obtaining enough rags to keep the presses rolling. For millennia, sex had been strictly regulated by the Church, the state, and society, who vigorously and brutally attempted to punish any sex outside of marriage. . This 2001 book examines the ways in which books were produced, read and received during the reign of King James I. Ecclesiastical faction, censorship, and the rhetoric of silence. Moreover, the rise of cities eroded community-based moral policing, and religious divisions undermined both church authority and fear of divine punishment. Each chapter sets the censorship history of a different set of texts into the explanatory context of the era's central political and religious interests.
Then she is publicly hanged alongside her attacker. Burning books as propaganda; 3. Martin Marprelate and the puritan press; 9. Authority, license and law: the theory and practice of censorship; 2. The question of British identity and the projected unification of Britain appears to have had little discernible impact on the conception of Anglo-Irish relations, English perceptions of Ireland or Irish perceptions of England. The book exposes the kinds of tension that really mattered in Jacobean culture and will be an invaluable resource for literary scholars and historians alike. Pleas for this essential ingredient were constantly seen in the newspapers in early America and there were severe shortages of both paper and the rags from which it was made during the American Revolution.
Deeply researched and powerfully argued, The Origins of Sex is a major work of history. Revisiting Elizabethan literary culture through the lenses of popularity, this collection allows us to view the subject from an unfamiliar angle-in which almanacs are more popular than sonnets and proclamations more numerous than plays, and in which authors familiar to us are displaced by names now often forgotten. This article answers a number of questions about the first printed edition of Francis Bacon's Certaine Considerations Touching the Better Pacification and Edification of the Church of England 1604. This article seeks to show that public diplomacy was a central aspect of early modern international relations as well. Historians and critics will learn much them. In the 1700s, it became possible for a Church of Scotland leader to commend complete sexual liberty for both men and women.
Without paper, however, the invention of the moveable type printing press would have been insignificant. The culture of censorship addressed in this study helps to explain the divergent historical interpretations of Caroline censorship as either draconian or benign. Clegg may also be guilty of oversimplification, particularly in failing to address the possibility that specific works were censored for more than one reason. The press and foreign policy, 1619-24: 'all eies are directed upon Bohemia'; 6. The book starts with a summary of the various mechanisms of censorship that were in place at the beginning of Charles's reign. If the focus of Press Censorship in Jacobean England is more historical than literary, it also strives to correct tendencies in both fields' treatments of press censorship: namely, historians who wrongly historicize censorship in false conflicts, and literary critics who inadequately historicize censorship itself. But by 1800, everything had changed.
The printing press helped to spread literacy, civic discourse, and even political dissent in colonial America. Regimes around the region have regarded Aljazeera as a threat, while Aljazeera has consistently claimed that it is simply reporting the truth. The 'outward shows' James made to signal his intentions and mislead a variety of audiences are investigated, as well as the ways in which these 'performances' could backfire and undermine royal authority. Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: Jacobean press censorship and the 'unsatisfying impasse' in the historiography of Stuart England; 1. Privilege, license, and authority: the Crown and the press; 2. This article analyzes its role in producing an alternative to the religious and imperial discourse inherited from the Elizabethan age. Furthermore, no single policy emanated from the government because of the individualism of licensors, and of divisions within the episcopate, and between James and the leading churchmen.