By Dorothy Autcher

The Tudor and Stuart eras were defined as England's golden age, largely due to the flowering of its literary and dramatic tradition. satirically, repressive executive controls over freedom of expression existed side-by-side with many of the maximum literary accomplishments of the age, and plenty of of an analogous matters we strive against with this present day have been being hotly debated in Renaissance England. This reference e-book presents a method for college students and students to mix the hugely renowned themes of censorship and Renaissance studies.

The ninety two entries during this ebook spotlight the most important matters that could impress the wrath of the censor, the ways that works have been converted in line with censorship, and the destiny of the authors who roused the censor's ire. Entries are prepared alphabetically by way of name of the censored paintings. each one presents easy authentic info, together with the identify of the writer, the book date, the date of censorship, the kind of paintings, and the offending factor; a dialogue of the work's ancient context; a synopsis of the contents; an exam of ways the paintings was once censored; and a short bibliography. even if there's a wealth of knowledge on censorship within the 20th century, this is often one of many few reference books to handle censorship throughout the Renaissance.

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