Illustrations in the 1577 Edition

James A. Knapp

in The Oxford Handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199565757
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Illustrations in the 1577 Edition

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This chapter focuses on the historical illustrations included in the 1577 edition of Holinshed's Chronicles, examining the placement, aesthetic style, level of detail, and thematic emphasis found in the illustrations to demonstrate the complex relationship between the book's visual material and its linguistic text. It also considers some representative illustrations that further reveal how text and image complement one another.

Keywords: Chronicles; historical illustrations; historical images; history; Raphael Holinshed

Article.  7981 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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