Archives par étiquette : seventeenth-century England

Publication : « Authority, Authorship and Aristocratic Identity in Seventeenth-Century England. William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, and his Political, Social and Cultural Connections ».

EDWARDS Peter (dirs.) et GRAHAM Elspeth (dirs.), Authority, Authorship and Aristocratic Identity in Seventeenth-Century England. William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, and his Political, Social and Cultural Connections, Leiden, Brill, 2016.

EDWARDS Peter (dirs.) et GRAHAM Elspeth (dirs.), Authority, Authorship and Aristocratic Identity in Seventeenth-Century England. William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, and his Political, Social and Cultural Connections, Leiden, Brill, 2016.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The lives of William Cavendish, first duke of Newcastle, and his family including, centrally, his second wife, Margaret Cavendish, are intimately bound up with the overarching story of seventeenth-century England: the violently negotiated changes in structures of power that constituted the Civil Wars, and the ensuing Commonwealth and Restoration of the monarchy. William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, and his Political, Social and Cultural Connections: Authority, Authorship and Aristocratic Identity in Seventeenth Century England brings together a series of interrelated essays that present William Cavendish, his family, household and connections as an aristocratic, royalist case study, relating the intellectual and political underpinnings and implications of their beliefs, actions and writings to wider cultural currents in England and mainland Europe.

Peter Edwards, D.Phil. (1976: Oxford University) is Professor Emeritus at Roehampton University. He has written extensively on the multi-functional role of horses in pre-modern society. Publications include Horse and man in early modern England (London: 2007).

Elspeth Graham, PhD (1986: University of Manchester) is Professor of Early-Modern Literature at Liverpool John Moores University. She has written on early-modern women’s writing, nonconformist literature and animal/human relationships. Her current work is on early play cultures and socio-cultural connections.

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Publication : « The paradox of body, building and motion in seventeenth-century England ».

SKELTON Kimberley, The paradox of body, building and motion in seventeenth-century England, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2015, 204 p.

SKELTON Kimberley, The paradox of body, building and motion in seventeenth-century England, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2015, 204 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

This book examines how seventeenth-century English architectural theorists and designers rethought the domestic built environment in terms of mobility, as motion became a dominant mode of articulating the world across discourses encompassing philosophy, political theory, poetry, and geography. From mid-century, the house and estate that had evoked staccato rhythms became triggers for mental and physical motion – evoking travel beyond England’s shores, displaying vistas, and showcasing changeable wall surfaces. Simultaneously, philosophers and other authors argued for the first time that, paradoxically, the blur of motion immobilised an inherently restless viewer into social predictability and so stability. Alternately feared and praised early in the century for its unsettling unpredictability, motion became the most certain way of comprehending social interactions, language, time, and the buildings that filtered human experience. At the heart of this narrative is the malleable sensory viewer, tacitly assumed in early modern architectural theory and history yet whose inescapable responsiveness to surrounding stimuli guaranteed a dependable world from the seventeenth century.

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