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By Nina Taunton

ISBN-10: 0754602745

ISBN-13: 9780754602743

1590s Drama and Militarism is an engaging interdisciplinary examine of assorted textual interventions into the army realities of the past due Elizabethan interval. Its significant energy is its insistence at the discursive nature of militarism, and the writer convincingly makes use of literary and non-literary texts-including manuals and modern army correspondence-to reconstruct the actual anxieties which surrounded the army exigencies of the 1590s, a very fraught and volatile interval of the getting older queen's reign. The literature of the 'art of conflict' has been little studied through literary students, regardless of their richly rhetorical nature. Dr Taunton's research hence brings to gentle a missed yet culturally major type of Renaissance textuality. In doing so she is ready to shed new mild at the Renaissance drama, which she indicates to have spoke back sensitively (and occasionally seriously) to those textual structures of exact conflict, and problematised the nervous idealisations of the army manuals. the actual readings of performs listed here are richly lucrative for the coed of Renaissance drama-the importance of Henry's nocturnal surveillance of his personal camp at the eve of the conflict of Agincourt, for instance, advantages immeasurably from being contextualised within the mild of latest theories of encampment. The position of the ladies in Tamburlaine's camp in Marlowe's performs is additionally given specific value while seen within the gentle of the modern proscriptions in regards to the presence of girls in camps in the course of the army campaigns within the Low nations. during this examine Dr Taunton makes acceptable (and seriously inflected) use of Foucault's theories of surveillance, Lefebvre's theories concerning the ideological creation of social area, and Michel de Certeau's theories of social perform are placed to sturdy use in her research of army procedure. those theoretical views are usefully mixed with hugely particular and well-documented historic analyses.

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