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The mirror for magistrates, 1559-1610: transmission, appropriation and the poetics of historiography

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The Mirror for Magistrates, the collection of de casibus complaint poems compiled by William Baldwin in the 1550s and expanded and revised between 1559 and 1610, was central to the development of imaginative literature in the sixteenth and early seventeenth century. Additions by John Higgins, Thomas Blenerhasset and Richard Niccols extended the Mirror’s scope, shifted its focus, and prolonged its popularity; in particular, the 1587 edition of the original text with Higgin...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:f908cf17-e70a-4449-b2fa-84f24961b3c0
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ora:7686

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