Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of John Foxes Book of Martyrs Elizabeth Evenden

ISBN: 9780521833493

Published: July 31st 2011

Hardcover

402 pages


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Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of John Foxes Book of Martyrs  by  Elizabeth Evenden

Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of John Foxes Book of Martyrs by Elizabeth Evenden
July 31st 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 402 pages | ISBN: 9780521833493 | 9.13 Mb

John Foxes Acts and Monuments popularly known as the Book of Martyrs is a milestone in the history of the English book. An essential history of the English Reformation and a seminal product of it, no English printed book before it had been as longMoreJohn Foxes Acts and Monuments popularly known as the Book of Martyrs is a milestone in the history of the English book.

An essential history of the English Reformation and a seminal product of it, no English printed book before it had been as long or as lavishly illustrated. Examining the research behind the work and also its financing, printing and dissemination, Elizabeth Evenden and Thomas S. Freeman argue that, apart from Foxes zeal and industry, the book was only made possible by extensive cooperation between its printer, John Day, and the Elizabethan government.

Government patronage, rather than market forces, lay behind the books success and ensured the triumph of a Protestant interpretation of the Reformation for centuries to come. Based on little-used manuscript sources, this book offers a unique insight not only into the Book of Martyrs and the history of the English book, but into English history itself.



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