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Names in English Renaissance Literature

Studies in Onomastics S. v. 5

By (author) Dorothy E. Litt
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Jun 2001
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773473971
ISBN-13: 9780773473973
Barcode No: 9780773473973
Synopsis
These essays are the work of 30 years of research in English Renaissance onomastics. They deal with subjects as varied as dance-names, namelessness and place-names in drama, nominal jests, the varied meanings of a place named Wilderness, names in graffiti, self-defining in subscriptions to familiar letters, and women's names in elegies. Two essays are on political aspects: one concerning the name of the Earl of Essex, and another on naming in a poem by Sir Walter Raleigh to his queen. One essay concerns humanism and onomastics, another the organic function of onomastics in Shakespeare's drama.

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