The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson



In The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson, Jack Lynch explores eighteenth-century British conceptions of the Renaissance.In The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson, Jack Lynch explores eighteenth-century British conceptions of the Renaissance, and the historical, intellectual, and cultural uses to which the past was put during the period. Scholars, editors, historians, religious thinkers, linguists, and literary critics of the period all defined themselves in relation to ‘the last age’ or ‘the age of Elizabeth’. This interdisciplinary study will be of interest to cultural as well as literary historians of the eighteenth century.In The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson, Jack Lynch explores eighteenth-century British conceptions of the Renaissance, and the historical, intellectual, and cultural uses to which the past was put during the period. Scholars, editors, historians, religious thinkers, linguists, and literary critics of the period all defined themselves in relation to ‘the last age’ or ‘the age of Elizabeth’. This interdisciplinary study will be of interest to cultural as well as literary historians of the eighteenth century.Jack Lynch explores eighteenth-century British conceptions of the Renaissance, and the historical, intellectual, and cultural uses to which the past was put. He argues that scholars, editors, historians, religious thinkers, linguists, and literary critics defined themselves in relation to the last age or the age of Elizabeth. This interdisciplinary study is of interest to cultural as well as literary historians of the eighteenth century.Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Struggling to emerge from barbarity: historiography and the idea of the classic; 2. Learning’s triumph: historicism and the spirit of the age; 3. Call Britannia’s glories back to view: Tudor history and Hanoverian historians; 4. The rage of reformation: religious controversy and political stability; 5. The ground-work of stile: language an@P§®záH ¾Û€

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