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Early Modern Literature in History

Pan-Protestant Heroism in Early Modern Europe

Authors: Chovanec, Kevin

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  • Offers the first full study of the challenges posed to emerging English nationalism by the leaders of the international Protestant cause
    Considers poetry, plays, pamphlets, and religious writing as a connected literary history shared by Protestants throughout Northern Europe
    Suggests that a multilingual, transnational, and ideologically charged pan-Protestant literary field existed in the period 

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About this book

This book offers the first full study of the challenges posed to an emerging English nationalism that stemmed from the powerful appeal exerted by the leaders of the international Protestant cause. By considering a range of texts, including poetry, plays, pamphlets, and religious writing, the study reads this heroic tradition as a 'connected literary history,' a project shared by Protestants throughout Northern Europe, which opened up both collaboration among writers from these different regions and new possibilities for communal identification. The work’s central claim is that a pan-Protestant literary field existed in the period, which was multilingual, transnational, and ideologically charged. Celebrated leaders such as William of Orange posed a series of questions, especially for English Protestants, over the relationship between English and Protestant identity. In formulating their role as co-religionists, writers often undercut notions of alterity, rendering early modern conceptions of foreignness especially fluid and erasing national borders. 

About the authors

Kevin Chovanec is an Assistant Professor at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, USA, where he teaches and writes about religious transnationalism and cultural exchange in early modern literature.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: “But One Body”—Early Modern Transnational Protestantism and English Literature

    Pages 1-46

    Chovanec, Kevin

  • The Dutch Revolt and the Pan-Protestant Literary Sphere

    Pages 47-103

    Chovanec, Kevin

  • Henry, Prince of Wales, and Britain’s Lost Renaissance

    Pages 105-161

    Chovanec, Kevin

  • “A League That Shall Not End till Thames and Rhine Leave off to Run”: Dreams of an Anglo-German Protestant Empire

    Pages 163-208

    Chovanec, Kevin

  • Gustavus Adolphus, Circulation, and Liberty as a Heroic Virtue

    Pages 209-259

    Chovanec, Kevin

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-40704-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pan-Protestant Heroism in Early Modern Europe
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40705-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40705-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40704-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-40707-0
Series ISSN
2634-5919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 283
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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