Studies in Early Modern Religious Tradition, Culture and Society

Long Travail and Great Paynes

A Politics of Reformation Revision

Authors: Westbrook, Vivienne

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Some of England's most fascinating Renaissance texts have been forgotten by historians, literary critics and theologians alike. The earliest printed Bibles in the English language provide an astonishingly rich resource for interdisciplinary studies in the 21st century. Long Travail and Great Paynes is a close textual analysis of seven texts that for a wide range of reasons, but no good ones, have been reduced to paratextual entries in general histories of the English Bible. Through extensive collations of her own, Westbrook uncovers the work of seven Renaissance Bible translator-revisers and argues forcefully for a new agenda to replace the outmoded and inappropriate one of evaluating Renaissance Bibles according to the extent of their influence on the 1611 King James Authorised Version. Every sixteenth-century text reflects something of the historical dynamic in which it was created, and English Renaissance Bibles, with their ever-changing text and paratext, have their own unique stories to tell.

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"The book's strength lies in the close textual analysis of the various translations. Westbrook presents a compelling re-examination of Joye's revisions to Tyndale (and the arguments that ensued) and offers a thorough analysis of the nearly forgotten 1537 "Matthew's Bible". All of the texts examined here are presented, not as inferior precursors to the King James Bible, but as valuable artifacts in their own right."
Karen Bruhn, Arizona State University, in Church History Vol. 7 No. 3, September 2004

" [...] Vivienne Westbrook's Long Travail and Great Paynes provides the reader with a rare study in sixteenth-century revision."
Peter Newman Brooks, in The Journal of Theological Studies Vol. 53 No. 2

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Long Travail and Great Paynes
Book Subtitle
A Politics of Reformation Revision
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Early Modern Religious Tradition, Culture and Society
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2115-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2115-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6955-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5699-3
Series ISSN
1572-5596
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 190
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