Sworn Bond in Tudor England : Oaths, Vows and Covenants in Civil Life and Literature

By: Cervone, TheaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011Description: 1 online resource (225 p.)ISBN: 9780786486762Subject(s): English literature -- 16th century -- History and criticism | Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 | Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1485-1603 | Literature and society -- England -- History -- 16th century | Oaths -- England -- History -- 16th century | Political culture -- England -- History -- 16th century | Tudor, House ofGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sworn Bond in Tudor England : Oaths, Vows and Covenants in Civil Life and LiteratureDDC classification: 306.40942 LOC classification: GT3085 .C47 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Defiance by Prerogative; 2. The Matter of Resources; 3. Additions and Admissions; 4. Grudging, Muttering, and Horn Blasts; 5. Credibility Among Cynics; 6. Oath, Obligation, and Obedience; 7. Virtue by Degrees; Appendix A; Appendix B; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: The swearing of oaths is a cultural phenomenon that pervades English history and was remarkably important during the sixteenth century. This multi-disciplinary work explores how writers of the Tudor era addressed the subject in response to the profound changes of the Reformation and the creative explosion of the Elizabethan period. Topics include how the art of rhetoric was deployed in polemic, the way in which oaths formed bonds between Church and State, and how oaths functioned in literature, as ceremony and as a language England used to describe itself during times of radical change.
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Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Defiance by Prerogative; 2. The Matter of Resources; 3. Additions and Admissions; 4. Grudging, Muttering, and Horn Blasts; 5. Credibility Among Cynics; 6. Oath, Obligation, and Obedience; 7. Virtue by Degrees; Appendix A; Appendix B; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index

The swearing of oaths is a cultural phenomenon that pervades English history and was remarkably important during the sixteenth century. This multi-disciplinary work explores how writers of the Tudor era addressed the subject in response to the profound changes of the Reformation and the creative explosion of the Elizabethan period. Topics include how the art of rhetoric was deployed in polemic, the way in which oaths formed bonds between Church and State, and how oaths functioned in literature, as ceremony and as a language England used to describe itself during times of radical change.

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Thea Cervone lectures in medieval and renaissance literature at the University of Southern California. She has published on the ghost tradition of the sixteenth century and on propaganda plays of the Reformation.

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