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Series: Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture

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Beyond the Body: The Boundaries of Medicine and English Renaissance Drama by William Kerwin
The Book of the Play: Playwrights, Stationers, And Readers in Early Modern England by Marta Straznicky
Conceived Presences: Literary Genealogy in Renaissance England by Raphael Falco
Court and Culture in Renaissance Scotland: Sir David Lindsay of the Mount by Carol Edington
Divulging Utopia: Radical Humanism in Sixteenth-Century England by David Weil Baker
English Epicures and Stoics: Ancient Legacies in Early Stuart Culture by Reid Barbour
John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the English Renaissance by William H. Sherman
Joint Enterprises: Collaborative Drama and the Institutionalization of the English Renaissance Theater by heather hirschfeld
Mapping Mortality: The Persistence of Memory and Melancholy in Early Modern England by William E. Engel
The Politics of Courtly Dancing in Early Modern England by Skiles Howard
The Politics of Unease in the Plays of John Fletcher by Gordon McMullan
The Portable Queen: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony by Mary Hill Cole

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