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By Nina Taunton

ISBN-10: 0754602745

ISBN-13: 9780754602743

1590s Drama and Militarism is an interesting interdisciplinary examine of assorted textual interventions into the army realities of the overdue Elizabethan interval. Its significant power is its insistence at the discursive nature of militarism, and the writer convincingly makes use of literary and non-literary texts-including manuals and modern army correspondence-to reconstruct the actual anxieties which surrounded the army exigencies of the 1590s, a very fraught and risky interval of the getting older queen's reign. The literature of the 'art of warfare' has been little studied through literary students, regardless of their richly rhetorical nature. Dr Taunton's research therefore brings to mild a overlooked yet culturally major kind of Renaissance textuality. In doing so she is ready to shed new gentle at the Renaissance drama, which she exhibits to have answered sensitively (and occasionally seriously) to those textual structures of tangible war, and problematised the nervous idealisations of the army manuals. the actual readings of performs listed here are richly profitable for the student of Renaissance drama-the value of Henry's nocturnal surveillance of his personal camp at the eve of the conflict of Agincourt, for instance, advantages immeasurably from being contextualised within the gentle of up to date theories of encampment. The function of the ladies in Tamburlaine's camp in Marlowe's performs can also be given specific value whilst considered within the mild of the modern proscriptions concerning the presence of girls in camps throughout the army campaigns within the Low international locations. during this examine Dr Taunton makes applicable (and seriously inflected) use of Foucault's theories of surveillance, Lefebvre's theories in regards to the ideological construction of social area, and Michel de Certeau's theories of social perform are placed to stable use in her research of army technique. those theoretical views are usefully mixed with hugely particular and well-documented ancient analyses.

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