A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558 1603

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Tomita, Soko, 1945– A bibliographical catalogue of Italian books printed in England 1558–1603. – (Anglo-Italian Renaissance studies) 1. Italian imprints – Great Britain – History – 16th ...

A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558   1603

Through entries on 291 Italian books (451 editions) published in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, covering the years 1558-1603, this catalogue represents a summary of current research and knowledge of diffusion of Italian culture on English literature in this period. It also provides a foundation for new work on Anglo-Italian relations in Elizabethan England. Mary Augusta Scott's 1916 Elizabethan Translations from the Italian forms the basis for the catalogue; Soko Tomita adds 59 new books and eliminates 23 of Scott's original entries. The information here is presented in a user-friendly and uncluttered manner, guided by Philip Gaskell's principles of bibliographical description; the volume includes bibliographical descriptions, tables, graphs, images, and two indices (general and title). In an attempt to restore each book to its original status, each entry is concerned not only with the physical book, but with the human elements guiding it through production: the relationship with the author, editor, translator, publisher, book-seller, and patron are all recounted as important players in the exploration of cultural significance. Renaissance Anglo-Italian relations were marked by both patriotism and xenophobia; this catalogue provides reliable and comprehensive information about books and publication as well as concrete evidence of what elements of Italian culture the English responded to and how Italian culture was acclimatized into Elizabethan England.

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A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558–1603
Language: en
Pages: 628
Authors: Soko Tomita
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Through entries on 291 Italian books (451 editions) published in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, covering the years 1558-1603, this catalogue represents a summary of current research and knowledge of diffusion of Italian culture on English literature in this period. It also provides a foundation for new
A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603–1642
Language: en
Pages: 602
Authors: Soko Tomita, Masahiko Tomita
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

A sequel to Tomita’s A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558-1603, this volume provides the data for the succeeding 40 years (during the reign of King James I and Charles I) and contributes to the study of Anglo-Italian relations in literature through entries on 187 Italian books
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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: John Gallagher
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-29 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Alessandra Petrina
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

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Experiencing Drama in the English Renaissance
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Akihiro Yamada
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-28 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book investigates the complex interactions, through experiencing drama, of readers and audiences in the English Renaissance. Around 1500 an absolute majority of population was illiterate. Henry VIII’s religious reformation changed this cultural structure of society. ‘The Act for the Advancement of True Religion’ of 1543, which prohibited the people