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- DescriptionReligious issues and religious discourse were vastly important in the sixteenth and seventeenth century and religious language is key to an understanding of Shakespeare's plays and poems. This dictionary discusses just over 1000 words and names in Shakespeare's works that have some religious detation or contation. Its unique word-by-word approach allows equal consideration of the full religious nuance of each of these words, from 'abbess' to 'zeal'. It also gradually reveals the persistence, the variety, and the sophistication of Shakespeare's religious usage. Frequent attention is given to the prominence of Reformation controversy in these words, and to Shakespeare's often ingenious and playful metaphoric usage of them. Theological and religious commonplaces also assume a major place in the dictionary, as do overt references to biblical figures, biblical stories and biblical place-names; biblical allusions; church figures and saints. The entries include: angel, baptism, catechism, cross, death's-head, devil, equivocation, evil, fool, Saint George, God, grace, heaven, idolatry, Jove, Lutheran, merit, Navarre, obsequy, Pope, pray, reform/reformation, sanctify, scripture, sin, soul, troth, unction, vice, and York.
- Author BiographyR. Chris Hassel, Jr. is Professor of English Emeritus at Vanderbilt University, USA.
- Author(s)Professor R. Chris Hassel
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication18/03/2007
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleStudent Shakespeare Library
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight735 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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