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Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Barbara J. Shapiro


This book surveys the channels through which political ideas and knowledge were conveyed to the English people from the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I to the Revolution of 1688. It argues that an assessment of English political culture requires an examination of all means by which this culture was expressed and communicated. While the discussion focuses primarily on genres such as the sermon, newsbook, poetry, and drama, it also considers the role of events and institutions. This book explores and elucidates the entire web of communication in early modern English political life.

Keywords: sixteenth-century England, seventeenth-century England, Elizabeth I, Revolution, English political culture, sermon, newsbook, poetry, drama, political communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804783620
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara J. Shapiro, author