16th and 17th century English Lit.

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Changing Roots of a Literary Society In order to explore the aspects of 16th and 17th century English Prose we must first understand that over the course of those two hundred years, an extraordinary amount of social upheaval and reformation took place. Several changes occurred politically, religiously, and socially. In order to follow the path of English prose, I shall illustrate the use of different pieces of literature during these changing times. Prose, being a …

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…Norton Topics Online: 1.) “Civil Wars of Ideas: Seventeenth-Century Politics, Religion, and Culture”. http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/NTO/17thC/politics/politicstop.htm. 2.) “Contesting Cultural Norms: Education of Women”. http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/NTO/17thC/family/hutchins.htm. 3.) “Gender, Family, Household: Seventeenth-Century Norms and Controversies”. http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/NTO/17thC/family/family.htm. Partides, C.A. and R.B. Waddington, eds. The Age of Milton: Background to 17th Century Literature. Manchester University Books: 1980.