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England’s Time of Crisis: From Shakespeare to Milton

A Cultural History

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Morse
      Pages 3-6
    3. David Morse
      Pages 7-24
    4. David Morse
      Pages 25-36
    5. David Morse
      Pages 37-52
    6. David Morse
      Pages 53-77
    7. David Morse
      Pages 78-102
    8. David Morse
      Pages 103-125
  3. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. David Morse
      Pages 129-191
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 377-391

About this book


Many events of the divided society from Elizabeth I to Charles I were taken as an unmistakable sign that the world was entering its last days. This text shows how pervasive was this pessimistic mood and how powerfully it affected English writing from Shakespeare to Milton.


cultural history England history kingdom Thomas Hobbes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SussexUK

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