St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices (Early Modern Literary Geographies) (Hardcover)

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St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices (Early Modern Literary Geographies) (Hardcover)

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Prior to the 1666 fire of London, St Paul's Cathedral was an important central site for religious, commercial, and social life in London. The literature of the period - both fictional and historical - reveals a great interest in the space, and show it to be complex and contested, with multiple functions and uses beyond its status as a church. St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices animates the cathedral space by focusing on the every day functions of the building, deepening and sometimes complicating previous works on St Paul's.

St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a study of London's cathedral, its immediate surroundings, and its everyday users in early modern literary and historical documents and images, with special emphasis on the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. It discusses representations of several of the seemingly discrete spaces of the precinct to reveal how these spaces overlap with and inform one another spatially, and argues that specific locations should be seen as mutually constitutive and in a dynamic and ever-evolving state. The varied uses of the precinct, including the embodied spatial practices of early modern Londoners and visitors, are examined, including the walkers in the nave, sermon-goers, those who shopped for books, the residents of the precinct, the choristers, and those who were devoted to church repairs and renovations.
Roze Hentschell, Professor of English, Colorado State University, USA Roze Hentschell is Professor of English and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University where she teaches courses in early modern literature and culture.
Product Details ISBN: 9780198848813
ISBN-10: 0198848811
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: August 26th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Early Modern Literary Geographies