22-25 June
Redefining the Sacred in Early Modern England
Monday 6/22 Introduction
Tuesday 6/23 Laetitia Yeandle: Late Medieval Primers and Reformation Manuscripts
Wednesday 6/24 Peter Blayney: Early Tudor Book Trade

Thursday 6/25 Rich McCoy: Redefining the Sacred in Early Modern England 

  • John Bossy. "The Mass as a Social Institution, 1200-1700." Past and Present 100 (1983), 29-61.
  • Mervyn James. "Ritual, Drama and Social Body in the Late Medieval English Town." In Society, Politics, and Culture: Studies in Early Modern England. (Cambridge, 1986), 16-47.

 

 29 June-2 July
Early Stages of the Reformation: Heresy and Schism

Monday 6/29 Rich McCoy: John Skelton: Carnival to Crackdown  

Primary Sources: 

  • John Skelton. "Collyn Clout," "Ware the Hauke," "A Replycacion." In The Complete English Poems, John Scattergood, ed. (Harmondsworth, 1983).
  • John Foxe. "The Troubles and Martyrdom of Bilney." In Acts and Monuments, George Townsend, ed. vol. 4 (New York, 1965), 620-625, 631-632, 642-643, 652-655.

Secondary Sources: 

  • A.G. Dickens. "Lutherans and Humanists." In The English Reformation,(London, 1989), 82-105.
  • Eamon Duffy. Stripping of the Altars. (New Haven, 1992), 377-477.
    Christopher Haigh. English Reformations. (Oxford, 1993), 1-102.

 

Tuesday 6/30 Eamon Duffy: Traditional Religion and the Onset of Reform  

Primary Sources

  • Roger Martin. "Long Melford Church." In Religion and Society in Early Modern England: A Sourcebook, David Cressy and Lori Anne Ferrell, eds. (London and New York, 1996), 11-13.
  • Selected Prayers. In Monumenta Ritualia Ecclsiae Anglicanae, W. Maskell, ed. (London, 1846-7), 2.255-265.
  • The Miracles of Henry VI. R. Knox and S. Leslie, eds. (Cambridge, 1923), 77-79.
  • John Colet. "Convocation Sermon." In A Life of John Colet, J. H. Lupton, ed. (London, 1909, 2d ed.), 293-304.
  • Richard Whitford. A Werke for Householders. James Hogg, ed. (Salzburg, 1979).
  • Selected Wills. In Catholic England, R. N. Swanson, ed. (London, 1993), 244-58. 

Secondary Sources: 

  • Eamon Duffy. Stripping of the Altars. (New Haven, 1992), 1-376.
  • Christopher Haigh. English Reformations. (Oxford, 1993), 105-167.

Additional Recommended Reading: 

  • Colin Richmond, "Religion," and Margaret Aston, "Death." In Fifteenth Century Attitudes, R. Horrox, ed. (Cambridge, 1994), 183-228.
  • Christopher Harper Bill. "Dean Colet's Sermon and the Pre-Reformation Church in England." In Impact of the English Reformation (London, 1997), 17-37.
    Richard Rex. Henry VIII and the English Reformation. (Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 1993).

 

Wednesday 7/1 Eamon Duffy and Christopher Haigh: The Henrician Schism: Principle, Politics, and Polemic.   

Primary Sources: 

  • W. Roper. "Speech at Trial." In Two Early Tudor Lives. (Yale, 1962), 248-250.
  • 1533 Act of Appeals. In Statutes of the Realm, iii. (London, 1810-22), 3.427-29; or slightly abbreviated in G.R. Elton, The Tudor Constitution. (New York, 1982), 344-49.
  • Hugh Latimer. 1536 Convocation Sermon. In Works of Latimer. (Cambridge, 1844-45), 33-40; or extracts in Religion and Society in Early Modern England: A Sourcebook, David Cressy and Lori Anne Ferrell, eds. (London, 1996).
  • Controversy between Henry VIII and Cranmer over revision of the 1537 Bishops' Book. In The Works of Thomas Cranmer, vol. 2 (Cambridge, 1844-46), 83-86, 93, 95, 100-1, 106
  • The Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for any Christian Man ("The King's Book") 1543. "Preface", "An Article of Justification", "Of Prayer for souls departed". In Formularies of Faith, C. Lloyd, ed. (Oxford, 1825), 215-19, 363-69, 375-77.

Secondary Sources: 

  • Duffy. chs 11-12 
  • Haigh. chs. 6-9.
  • D. MacCulloch. The Reign of Henry VIII. (New York, 1995), ch.7.
  • -----. Thomas Cranmer. (New Haven, 1996), chs. 3-8.
  • A. Fox and J. Guy. Reassessing the Henrician Age. (Oxford, 1986), esp. ch.7.
    Richard Rex. Henry VIII and the English Reformation. (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 1993).

 

Thursday 7/2 Christopher Haigh: The Marian Church: Reform, Revivial or Reaction?  

Primary Sources: 

  • E. Bonner, ed. "The Preface." In A Profitable and Necessary Doctrine with certain homilies (1554), Sig. A.
  • J. Standish. "A Question to be moved to the high court of the Parliament." In A Discourse wherein it is debated whether the Scripture should be in English (1554), Sigs. A-Biii.
  • T. Watson. Wholesome and Catholic Doctrine concerning the Seven Sacraments. (1558).
  • Accounts of the Wardens of Morebath. In Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries, J. E. Binney, ed. (supplement, 1904) pp. 181-91, 200-1.
  • "Robert Parkyn's narrative of the Reformation," ed. A.G. Dickens. In English Historical Review, 62 (1947), 58-83. 

Secondary Sources: 

  • Duffy. ch. 16
  • Haigh. chs. 12-13

Additional Recommended Reading: 

  • A.G Dickens. "The Last Medieval Englishman" (on Parkyn). In Reformation Studies (London, 1982)
  • D. Loades. "The piety of the Catholic restoration in England" In Humanism and Reform, J. Kirk ed., Studies in Church History, Subsidia. (Oxford, 1991).
    C. Litzenberger. The English Reformation and the Laity: Gloucestershire, 1540-1580. (Cambridge, 1997).

 

 6 July - 10 July
Edwardian Revolution: Anti-Sacramentalism 

Monday 7/6 Rich McCoy: Miracles, Mysteries, Mockeries 

  • Croxton. Play of the Sacrament. Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments. Norman Davis, ed. EETS, s.s.1. (London, 1970), 58-89.
    John Bon and Mast Person. In Three Tudor Dialogues. Dickie Spurgeon, ed. and comp. (Delmar, NY, 1978).

 

Tuesday 7/7 Diarmaid MacCulloch: Strategy for a Revolution  

Primary Sources: 

  • 'Articles to be followed and observed, according to the King's Majesty's Injunctions and Proceedings' [1550]. In History of the Reformation of the Church of England, G. Burnet, ed. (J.F. Dove for Richard Priestley, 3 vols in 6, 1820), pp. 226-7 [in all edns., Part II Bk. i, no. 33]; or in Visitation Articles and Injunctions, Frere and Kennedy, eds., vol. 2 (London, 1910) p. 190.
  • R.B. Bond, ed. Certain Sermons or Homilies (1547) and A Homily against Disobedience and Wilful Rebellion (1570) (Toronto, 1987), homilies on justification and on good works [any earlier edition will do]. 
  • Cranmer's letter to Bishop Bonner, 27 January 1548. Bonner's Register, London Guildhall Library MS 9531/12 pt. 1, f. 117r.
  • Cranmer's 1548 articles for Canterbury diocese. In Works of Thomas Cranmer, John Edmund Cox, ed., vol. 2 (Cambridge, 1844-6), 154-9; or in Visitation Articles and Injunctions, Frere and Kennedy, eds., vol. 2. 
  • N. Ridley. London diocesan articles and injunctions, 1550. In Frere and Kennedy, eds., Visitation Articles and Injunctions, vol. 2, 230-45.

Secondary Sources: 

  • S. Anglo. Spectacle, Pageantry and early Tudor Policy. (Oxford, 1969), 283-95, on Edward's coronation celebrations
  • M. Aston. England's Iconoclasts. I. Laws against Images. (Oxford, 1988), ch. 6. 
  • M.L. Bush. The Government Policy of Protector Somerset. (Edward Arnold, 1975), ch. 5.

Additional Recommended Reading: 

  • Answer, incorporating the Defence. In Works of Thomas Cranmer, J. E. Cox, ed. 2 vols., (Cambridge, 1844-6); or in Remains of Thomas Cranmer. H. Jenkyns, ed. 4 vols., (Oxford, 1833); vol. 2, (1846).
  • House of Lords debate on the eucharist, December 1548. (British Library Royal MS 17 B XXXIX, ff. 1-31) In Appendix to Edward VI and the Book of Common Prayer F.A. Gasquet and E. Bishop, eds. (London, 1890). 
  • J. Ketley, ed. The Two Liturgies ... set forth by authority in the reign of King Edward VI ... (Cambridge, 1844), or in The First and Second Prayer Books of Edward VI, introd. E.C.S. Gibson (Dent-Dutton, 1910, rpt. 1964).
  • S. Brigden. "Youth and the English Reformation." In The impact of the English Reformation 1500-1640, P. Marshall, ed. (London and New York, 1997), 55-84; repr. from Past and Present 95 (May, 1982), 37-67.
  • P.N. Brooks. Thomas Cranmer's Doctrine of the Eucharist. An Essay in Historical Development (2nd ed., 1992, superseding 1965 edn.).
  • C.M.F. Davies. "'Poor persecuted little flock' or Commonwealth of Christians: Edwardian Protestant concepts of the Church." In Protestantism and the National Church in Sixteenth Century England, P. Lake and M. Dowling, eds. (1987), 36-77.
  • D. MacCulloch. Thomas Cranmer: A Life. (London and New Haven, 1996).
    N. Tyacke. "Re-thinking the 'English Reformation.'" In England's Long Reformation 1500-1800, Tyacke, ed. (Los Angeles, 1998), 1-32.

 

Wednesday 7/8 Diarmaid MacCulloch and Janel Mueller: Plots and Intrigues  

Primary Sources: 

  • Selections from Foxe on Henry VIII, Catherine Parr, and Thomas Cranmer.

 

Thursday 7/9 Janel Mueller: Gender, Prayer, and Witness  

Primary Sources

  • Katherine Parr. Lamentation of a Sinner. Janel Mueller, ed. (work-in-progress).
  • Anne Askew. The Examinations of Anne Askew. Elaine V. Beilin, ed. (NY, 1996).
  • John Foxe. "The Story of Queen Katherine Parr: What Trouble She was in for the Gospel." In Acts and Monuments, George Townsend, ed. (New York, 1965), 5.553-561.
     

Secondary Sources: 

  • Janel Mueller. "A Tudor Queen Finds Voice: Katherine Parr's Lamentation of a Sinner." In The Historical Renaissance, Heather Dubrow and Richard Strier, eds. (Chicago, 1988), 15-47.
  • -----. "Complications of Intertextuality: John Fisher, Katherine Parr, and the Book of the Crucifix." In Texts and Cultural Change in Early Modern England, Cedric C. Brown and Arthur Marottie, eds. (Basingstoke and New York, 1997); or in Representing Women in Renaissance England, Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth, eds. (1997), 24-41.

 

13 July - 17 July
The Elizabethan Settlement: Compromise and Confusion 

Monday 7/13 Rich McCoy: Maimed Rites  

  • William Shakespeare. Hamlet.
  • -----. The Phoenix and the Turtle.

 

Tuesday 7/14 Patrick Collinson: The Construction of Religious Identities in Elizabethan England: The Interaction of Stigmatization and Self-Scrutiny/Fashioning  

Primary Sources:  

  • An Admonition to the Parliament. In Puritan Manifestoes, W.H. Frere and C.E. Douglas, eds. (London, 1952).
  • Gregory Martin. Treatise of Schisms. (1578)

Secondary Sources

  • Francis Bremer, ed. Puritanism: Transatlantic Perspectives on a Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Faith (Boston, 1993) (essays by Peter Lake and Patrick Collinson).
  • Patrick Collinson. The Puritan Character: Polemics and Polarities in Early Seventeenth-Century English Culture. (Los Angeles, 1989).
  • -----. "Windows in a Woman's Soul: Questions About the Religion of Queen Elizabeth I." In Elizabethan Essays, P. Collinson,ed. (London, 1994).
  • -----. "The Religion of Elizabethan England and of its Queen." In Giordano Bruno 1583-1585: The English Experience, Michele Cilibreto and Nicholas Mann, eds. (Florence, 1997).
  • Alexandra Walsham. Church Papists: Catholicism, Conformity and Confessional Polemic in Early Modern England. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, 1993). 

Additional Recommended Reading: 

  • Patrick Collinson. English Puritanism. (Historical Association pamphlet, 1989).
  • Helen Hackett. Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen. (New York, 1995). 
  • Christopher Marsh. The Family of Love in English Society, 1550-1630. (Cambridge, 1994).
    Michael Questier. Conversion, Politics and Religion in England, 1580-1625. (Cambridge, 1996).

 

Wednesday 7/15 Patrick Collinson and James Shapiro: Literature and Religous Anxiety, 1588-1593: Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and the question of Atheism  

Primary Sources: 

  • Christopher Marlowe. Doctor Faustus. A- and B- Texts. Doctor Faustus and Other Plays. David Bevington and Eric Rasmussen, eds. (Oxford and New York, 1995), pp. 139-246. 

Secondary Sources

  • C.F. Tucker Brooke. The Life of Marlowe and the Tragedy of Dido Queen of Carthage (New York, 1966).
  • Nicholas Davison. "Christopher Marlowe and Atheism." In Christopher Marlowe and English Renaissance Culture, Darryll Grantley and Peter Roberts, eds. (Aldershot, Hants, England, 1996).
  • Michael Hunter. "The Problem of 'Atheism' in Early Modern England." In Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 35 (1985), 135-158.

 

Thursday 7/16 James Shapiro: Turning Turk  

Primary Sources: 

  • Christopher Marlowe. Jew of Malta, Bevington and Rasmussen, eds. (Oxford, 1995) 

Secondary Sources: 

  • Philip Massinger. The Renegado. The Plays and Poems of Philip Massinger, Philip Edwards and Colin Gibson, eds. vol. 2 (Oxford, 1976).
    James Shapiro. Shakespeare and the Jews. (New York, 1996), pp. 13-42, 131-165.

 

 20 July - 24 July
Stuart Divine Right

Monday 7/20 Rich McCoy: Courtly Apotheoses  

Primary Sources: 

  • Ben Jonson. Oberon. In Selected Masques, Stephen Orgel, ed. (New Haven, 1969).
    William Davenant. Salmacida Spolia. In Court Masques: Jacobean and Caroline Entertainments, 1605-1640, Michael Lindley, ed. (Oxford, 1995).

 

Tuesday 7/21 Lori Anne Ferrell: Political and Nuptial Unions  

Primary Sources:  

  • Thomas Campion. "Lord Hay Masque." In Court Masques, Lindley, ed., 18-34.
  • Robert Wilkinson. The Merchant Royall. (1607)
  • Ben Jonson. "Hymenaei." In The Complete Masques, Stephen Orgel, ed. (New Haven, 1969).

Secondary Sources: 

  • Lori Anne Ferrell. Government by Polemic. (forthcoming)
  • Kenneth Fincham, ed. The Early Stuart Church, 1603-1642. (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 1993)
  • Anthony Fletcher and Peter Roberts, eds. Religion, Culture, and Society in Early Modern Britain. (Cambridge, 1994).
    Jonathan Goldberg. James I and the Politics of Literature (Baltimore, 1983).

 

Wednesday 7/22 Lori Anne Ferrell and Debora Shuger: Divine Right  

Primary Sources: 

  • James I. "Meditation on the 27.28.29 Verses of XXVII. Chapter of Saint Matthew, or a Paterne for a Kings Inauguration." In King James VI and I: Political Writings, Jonathan Sommerville, ed. (Cambridge, 1994), 229-249.
  • Lancelot Andrewes. "Sermon Preached before the King's Majesty at Whaitehall on the Fifth of November, 1606." In Works. vol. 4 (Oxford, 1841-1854).

Secondary Sources: 

    Donna B. Hamilton and Richard Strier. Religion, Literature, and Politics in Post-Reformation England, 1540-1688. (New York, 1996).

Thursday 7/23 Debora Shuger: Royal Prerogative 

Primary Sources: 

  • William Shakespeare. Measure for Measure.
  • Francis Bacon. "An explanation of what manner of persons those should be, that are to execute the power or ordinance of the king's prerogative." In Works of Francis Bacon, vol 4 (1826), 305-8.
  • Samuel Daniel. "To Sir Thomas Egerton." In The Complete Works, Alexander Grosart, ed., vol. 1 (London, 1885), 191-198.
  • William Hudson. A Treatise of the Court of Star Chamber. In Collectanea Juridica, Francis Hardgrave, ed., vol. 2 (1792), 1-130.
    William Lambarde. Archeion: Or, a Discourse upon the High Courts of Justice in England (1635); or in Archeion, Charles H. Mcllwain and Paul L. Ward, eds., (Cambridge, 1957).

 

 27 July - 31 July
Civil War and Restoration: The Trauma of Regicide

Monday 7/27 Rich McCoy: True and Substantial Liberty  

Primary Sources: 

  • John Milton. Selections from The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce. In John Milton, Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg, eds. (Oxford and New York, 1991) 182-226.
    -----. Areopagitica. In Orgel and Goldberg, eds. 236-273.

Tuesday 7/28 Peter Lake: Puritanisms, Radical and Extreme  

Primary Sources:  

  • Thomas Case. God's rising his enemies scattering. In Fast Sermons to Parliament, vol. 4 (London, 1970-71), 169-227.
  • Thomas Edwards. Gangraena. Selections (1646).
  • Paul Hobson. Practical divinity. (London, 1646).
  • John Tombs. An apology. (London, 1646).
  • W. Walwyn. The power of love. In The Writings of William Walwyn, Jack R. McMichael and Barbara Taft, ed. (Georgia, 1989).

Secondary Sources: 

  • D. Como and P. Lake. " 'Orthodoxy' and its Discontents: Dispute Settlement and the Manufacture of Consensus in the London (puritan) Underground." Forthcoming. Typescript supplied.
  • A Hughes. "Popular Presbyterianism." In England's Long Reformation, Nicholas Tyacke, ed. (London, 1997).
  • G. Nuttall. The Holy Spirit in Puritan Faith and Experience. (Chicago, 1992).
  • M. Tolmie. The Triumph of the Saints. (Cambridge, 1977).
    T. Webster. Godly Clergy in Early Stuart England. (Cambridge, 1997).

Wednesday 7/29 Peter Lake and Barbara Lewalski: Civil Idolatry  

Primary Sources: 

  • Eikon Basilike. Philip A. Knachel, ed. (Ithaca, 1966).
  • John Milton. "Eikonoklastes." In Prose Works 1641-1650. (Menston, England, 1967-1968).

Secondary Sources: 

  • Richard Helgerson. "Milton Reads the King's Book." In Criticism 29 (1987), 1-25.
    Steven Zwicker. "The King's Head and the Politics of Literary Property: The Eikon Basilike and Eikonoklastes" In Lines of Authority: Politics and English Culture 1649-1689, Steven Zwicker, ed. (Ithaca, 1993).

Thursday 7/30 Barbara Lewalski: Milton's Politics and Theology  

Primary Sources: 

  • John Milton. Paradise Lost. In John Milton, Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg, eds. (Oxford, 1991).
  • -----. Paradise Regained. In Orgel and Goldberg, eds. 
  • -----. Samson Agonistes. In Orgel and Goldberg, eds. 

Secondary Sources: 

  • Sharon Achinstein. "Samson Agonistes and the Drama of Dissent." In Milton Studies 33, 133-59.
  • Laura Knoppers. Historicizing Milton: Spectacle, Power, and Poetry in Restoration England. (Athens: University of Georgia, 1994). Chs. 3-4, 6.
  • Barbara K. Lewalski. Paradise Lost and the Rhetoric of Literary Forms. (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1985).
  • -----. "Milton's Samson and the 'Acquist of True [Political] Experience'" Milton Studies. 24 (1988), 233-51.
  • David Loewenstein. "The Kingdom Within: Radical Religious Culture and the Politics of Paradise Regained." In Literature and History 3 (1994), 63-89.
  • Mary Ann Radzinowicz. "The Politics of Paradise Lost." In Politics of Discourse, Kevin Sharpe and Steven Zwicker, eds. (Berkeley, 1987).

Additional Recommended Reading: 

  • John Milton. "De Doctrina Christiana." In Prose Works 1641-1650. (Menston, England, 1967-1968). Chs. 1-11, 27.