Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance: Religion, Politics and the Dominant Culture

By Deborah Kuller Shuger

© 1997

When attempting to globally divide ideas into orthodox and subversive categories, it is not always clear what precisely is subversive to the dominant ideology and vice versa. Going against recent trends in English Renaissance studies, Deborah Shuger examines orthodox, rather than subversive, methods of thought in the English Renaissance. Instead of finding a monolithic, unified body of thought, she reveals a remarkably non-uniform 'orthodox' ideology containing a wide range of views. Shuger's approach also re-examines and re-legitimizes the investigation of the connections between religion and literature. First published in 1990, Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance presaged an expanding and progressively more popular mode of inquiry in English Renaissance scholarship.

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  • Series: RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series
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  • Page Count: 284 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
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By examining orthodox methods of thought in the Renaissance, the author tries to reconstruct a picture of the dominant culture of the period in England between 1580 and 1630.

Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance: Religion, Politics and the Dominant Culture

By Deborah Kuller Shuger

© 1997

When attempting to globally divide ideas into orthodox and subversive categories, it is not always clear what precisely is subversive to the dominant ideology and vice versa. Going against recent trends in English Renaissance studies, Deborah Shuger examines orthodox, rather than subversive, methods of thought in the English Renaissance. Instead of finding a monolithic, unified body of thought, she reveals a remarkably non-uniform 'orthodox' ideology containing a wide range of views. Shuger's approach also re-examines and re-legitimizes the investigation of the connections between religion and literature. First published in 1990, Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance presaged an expanding and progressively more popular mode of inquiry in English Renaissance scholarship.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 284 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Debora Kuller Shuger teaches in the Faculty of English at UCLA, and is also a member of UCLA's Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies.