Literatures of Exile in the English Revolution and Its by a foreword by Lisa Jardine, Philip Major

By a foreword by Lisa Jardine, Philip Major

Unique and thought-provoking, this assortment sheds new gentle on an enormous but understudied function of seventeenth-century England's political and cultural panorama: exile. via an primarily literary lens, exile is tested either as actual departure from England - to France, Germany, the Low nations and the USA - and as internal, psychological withdrawal. within the technique, a strikingly wide selection of latest assets comes lower than scrutiny, together with letters, diaries, performs, treatises, translations and poetry. the level to which the richness and disparateness of those modes of writing militates opposed to or constructs a recognisable 'rhetoric' of exile is among the book's overriding topics. additionally into consideration is the measure to which exilic writing during this interval is meant for public intake, a made from inner most mirrored image, or characterized by way of a coalescence of the 2. Importantly, this quantity extends the chronological variety of the English Revolution past 1660 by means of demonstrating that exile in the course of the recovery shaped a significant continuum with displacement in the course of the civil wars of the mid-century. This in-depth and late learn of sought after and hitherto imprecise exiles, conspicuously various in political and spiritual allegiance but inextricably certain via the shared event of displacement, may be of curiosity to students in quite a number disciplines.

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5. 29 For some suggestive reflections on such methodological problems, see Christopher D’Addario, Exile and Journey in Seventeenth-Century Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 18–21. P. P. Vander Motten and Katrien Daemen-de Gelder, ‘Sir Samuel Tuke (c. P. P. Vander Motten and Katrien Daemen-de Gelder, ‘A “Copy as Immortal, as its Original”: Thomas Ross’ Second Punick War (London, 1661 and 1672)’, in Living in Posterity: Essays in Honour of Bart Westerweel, ed. Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen et al.

11 The Cavaliers in Exile, 1640–1660 (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2003). 12 J. Aubrey, Brief Lives, ed. Andrew Clark, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898), i, 366. William Petty, dedicating a work to Newcastle in 1674, reminded the then duke of the way in which, some 30 years earlier at Paris, Mersenne, Gassendi, Hobbes, Descartes, Roberval, Mydorge ‘and other famous men’, ‘all frequenting, and caressed by, your Grace and your memorable Brother, Sir Charles Cavendish, did countenance and influence my Studies as well by their Conversation as their Publick Lectures and Writings’; The Discourse Made before the Royal Society the 26.

63 Beverley Southgate, ‘Covetous of Truth’: The Life and Work of Thomas White, 1593– 1676 (Dordrecht, Boston, and London: Kluwer Academic Publications, 1993), pp. 21–33. 64 L. Principe, ‘Davisson, William’, ODNB; Robert Bargrave, The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, Levant Merchant 1647–1656, ed. Michael G. Brennan (London: Hakluyt Society, 1999), Ser. III, vol. 3. 65 Stoye, English Travellers Abroad, pp. 315–16; M. Foster, ‘Digby, Sir Kenelm’, ODNB; Petersson, Ornament of England. Exiles, Expatriates and Travellers 27 Contacts established through travel could be and were maintained by means of correspondence, as in the case of the regular newsletters sent by the Venetian friar Fulgenzio Micanzio to the Devonshire Cavendishes after the tour of 1615.

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