New PDF release: The Destruction of Jerusalem in Early Modern English

By Beatrice Groves

This booklet explores the autumn of Jerusalem and restores to its rightful position one of many key explanatory tropes of early smooth English tradition. displaying the significance of Jerusalem's destruction in sermons, ballads, puppet exhibits and provincial drama of the interval, Beatrice Groves brings a brand new viewpoint to works via canonical authors reminiscent of Marlowe, Nashe, Shakespeare, Dekker and Milton. the amount additionally bargains a traditionally compelling and wide-ranging account of significant shifts in cultural attitudes in the direction of Judaism via situating texts of their wider cultural and theological context. Groves examines the continuities and transformations among medieval and early smooth theatre, London as an imagined group and how that narratives approximately Jerusalem and Judaism expert notions of English id within the wake of the Reformation. Adopting an interdisciplinary strategy, this quantity will curiosity researchers and upper-level scholars of early smooth literature, spiritual experiences and theatre.

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