The Resource The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics, Blair Worden

The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics, Blair Worden

Label
The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics
Title
The sound of virtue
Title remainder
Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics
Statement of responsibility
Blair Worden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Written around 1580, Philip Sidney's Arcadia is a romance, a love story, a work of wit and enchantment set in an ancient and mythical land. But, as Blair Worden now startlingly reveals, it is also a grave and urgent commentary on Elizabethan politics. Under the protective guise of pastoral fiction, Sidney produced a searching reflection on the misgovernment of Elizabeth I and on the failings of monarchy as a system of government
  • Blair Worden reconstructs the dramatic events amidst which the Arcadia was composed and shows for the first time how profound is their presence in it. The Queen's failure to resist the Catholic advance at home and abroad, and her apparent resolve to marry the Catholic heir to the French throne, seemed likely to bring tyranny and persecution to England. Her policies provoked a radical political dissent which historians and literary critics have missed, and of which the Arcadia is the most penetrating and eloquent expression
  • The Sound of Virtue combines, in a manner and on a scale never before attempted, the close analysis of a literary text with the scholarly reconstruction of its historical context. It transforms our understanding of Sidney's masterpiece and offers a new approach to the relationship between the history and literature of the Renaissance
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worden, Blair
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2342.A6
LC item number
W67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sidney, Philip
  • Sidney, Philip
  • Sidney, Philip
  • Politics and literature
  • Didactic literature, English
  • Pastoral literature, English
  • Arcadia in literature
  • Virtue in literature
  • Arcadia in literature
  • Didactic literature, English
  • Pastoral literature, English
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and literature
  • Virtue in literature
  • The countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (Sidney)
  • Politiek
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics, Blair Worden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-386) 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
  • 4.
  • An Unelected Vocation
  • 5.
  • A Losing Cause
  • 6.
  • The Anjou Match
  • 7.
  • Standing Alone
  • 8.
  • Three Crises of Counsel
  • The Principal Characters (The Old Arcadia)
  • 9.
  • The Reign of Basilius
  • 10.
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • 11.
  • The Death of Basilius
  • 12.
  • Monarchal Dissipations
  • 13.
  • Forms of Government
  • Synopsis (The Old Arcadia)
  • 14.
  • History Lessons
  • 15.
  • On Ister Bank
  • 16.
  • Resistance
  • 17.
  • Falling in Love
  • 18.
  • Public and Private Respects
  • 1.
  • 19.
  • Causeless Yieldings
  • App. A.
  • Greville, Sidney and the Two Arcadias
  • App. B.
  • Sir John Hayward and the Old Arcadia
  • App. C.
  • Philisides' Fable
  • Teaching and Delight
  • 2.
  • Virtue and Religion
  • 3.
  • Sidney's Loyalties
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780300066937
Lccn
96018713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34721696
  • (OCoLC)ocm34721696
Label
The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics, Blair Worden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-386) 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
  • 4.
  • An Unelected Vocation
  • 5.
  • A Losing Cause
  • 6.
  • The Anjou Match
  • 7.
  • Standing Alone
  • 8.
  • Three Crises of Counsel
  • The Principal Characters (The Old Arcadia)
  • 9.
  • The Reign of Basilius
  • 10.
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • 11.
  • The Death of Basilius
  • 12.
  • Monarchal Dissipations
  • 13.
  • Forms of Government
  • Synopsis (The Old Arcadia)
  • 14.
  • History Lessons
  • 15.
  • On Ister Bank
  • 16.
  • Resistance
  • 17.
  • Falling in Love
  • 18.
  • Public and Private Respects
  • 1.
  • 19.
  • Causeless Yieldings
  • App. A.
  • Greville, Sidney and the Two Arcadias
  • App. B.
  • Sir John Hayward and the Old Arcadia
  • App. C.
  • Philisides' Fable
  • Teaching and Delight
  • 2.
  • Virtue and Religion
  • 3.
  • Sidney's Loyalties
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780300066937
Lccn
96018713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34721696
  • (OCoLC)ocm34721696

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