Authority and Representation in Early Modern Discourse

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This path-breaking study attempts to view both Reformation discourse and Renaissance fiction (and, by implication, the Elizabethan theater) as constitutive of an early modern paradigm change in the authorization of discourse. The profound crisis in traditional locations of authority, affecting religious, political, and poetic courts of appeal, is traced as interactive with an unprecedented proliferation of both signifying practices and communicative technologies. Representation itself seeks to cope with these changing uses ...

Authority and Representation in Early Modern Discourse 1996, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801851919

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Authority and Representation in Early Modern Discourse 1996, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801851902

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