By Dorothy Autcher

The Tudor and Stuart eras were defined as England's golden age, largely end result of the flowering of its literary and dramatic tradition. satirically, repressive govt controls over freedom of expression existed side-by-side with the various maximum literary accomplishments of the age, and lots of of an identical matters we combat with this present day have been being hotly debated in Renaissance England. This reference booklet offers a way for college students and students to mix the hugely well known subject matters of censorship and Renaissance studies.

The ninety two entries during this booklet spotlight the key concerns which can galvanize the wrath of the censor, the ways that works have been changed in accordance with censorship, and the destiny of the authors who roused the censor's ire. Entries are prepared alphabetically through name of the censored paintings. each one presents uncomplicated real details, together with the identify of the writer, the e-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 quick bibliography. even supposing there's a wealth of data on censorship within the 20th century, this can be one of many few reference books to deal with censorship through the Renaissance.

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