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By John Kerrigan

Seventeenth-century 'English Literature' has lengthy been thought of in narrowly English phrases. Archipelagic English corrects this by means of devolving anglophone writing, exhibiting how a lot impressive paintings used to be produced in Wales, Scotland, and eire, and the way preoccupied such English authors as Shakespeare, Milton, and Marvell have been with the usually fraught interactions among ethnic, non secular, and nationwide teams round the British-Irish archipelago. This book
transforms our knowing of canonical texts from Macbeth to Defoe's Colonel Jack, however it additionally indicates the importance of an entire sequence of authors (from William Drummond in Scotland to the Earl of Orrery in County Cork) who have been sought after in the course of their lifetimes yet who've considering the fact that develop into ignored simply because they do
not healthy the Anglocentric paradigm. With its eu and imperial dimensions, and its shut realization to the cultural makeup of early smooth Britain and eire, Archipelagic English authoritatively engages with, questions, and develops the declare now made through historians that the crises of the 17th century stem from the instabilities of a state-system which, among 1603 and 1707, used to be a number of, combined, and prone to enable neighborhood quarrels spiral into all-consuming clash. This is
a significant, interdisciplinary contribution to literary and historic scholarship that's additionally set to persuade present-day arguments approximately devolution, unionism, and nationalism in Britain and Ireland.

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