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Dismembered rhetoric : English recusant writing, 1580 to 1603, Ceri Sullivan

Label
Dismembered rhetoric : English recusant writing, 1580 to 1603
Title
Dismembered rhetoric
Title remainder
English recusant writing, 1580 to 1603
Statement of responsibility
Ceri Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dismembered Rhetoric describes the rhetoric of devotional publications by the Catholic secret presses between 1580 and 1603. A myth persists of a chasm between the Protestant battle cry of "Bible" and the Catholic approach to the laity through sacrament rather than word. However, Catholic authors did employ formal rhetoric to guide the devotions of the reader. Writers such as Robert Persons, William Allen, Henry Garnet, Edmund Campion, and Robert Southwell recognized that these techniques did not emasculate the chaste prose of their "shining band of martyrs." Ceri Sullivan looks at all devotional texts in English produced by Catholic and overseas presses during the intense period of government repression of "papists." While the official rhetoric denied the power and centrality of these texts, they were consumed by Catholic, church-papist, and Anglican, providing matter for later, more famous writers such as John Donne, Ben Jonson, and Henry Constable. She shows how they are unabashed in their use of formal oratory to capture the passion and will of a reader. Texts were both part of the mission effort to reconvert Britain, and in providing matter for internal conversion, creating devotion where a dilettante taste for style had once fed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Sullivan, Ceri
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Catholics
  • Christian literature, English
  • Devotional literature, English
  • English language
  • Christian hagiography
  • Rhetoric
  • Catholics
  • Catholics in literature
  • Christian literature, English
  • Hagiography
Label
Dismembered rhetoric : English recusant writing, 1580 to 1603, Ceri Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Producing Recusant Devotional Texts -- 3. Meditation as Deliberative Rhetoric -- 4. Inventio and Memoria in English Meditations -- 5. Hagiography and Catechism: Producing a Saint -- 6. Hagiographies as Examples to Clarify the Faith -- 7. Catechisms: Auditing the Self -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
30971491
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780838635773
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94030701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1658088
Label
Dismembered rhetoric : English recusant writing, 1580 to 1603, Ceri Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Producing Recusant Devotional Texts -- 3. Meditation as Deliberative Rhetoric -- 4. Inventio and Memoria in English Meditations -- 5. Hagiography and Catechism: Producing a Saint -- 6. Hagiographies as Examples to Clarify the Faith -- 7. Catechisms: Auditing the Self -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
30971491
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780838635773
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94030701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1658088

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