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Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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‘Mr. Bayes in Mr. Bayes’

Victoria Silver.

in The Oxford Handbook of Andrew Marvell

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 10249 words.

Hobbes and Marvell have more affinities than one, not least in their turn for ecclesiastical satire. Both fashion to their own ends even as they excel at the art the seventeenth century...

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Building Bensalem at Massachusetts Bay

Zachary McLeod Hutchins.

in Inventing Eden

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 13631 words.

Chapter 4 documents the influence of Francis Bacon, Comenius, and the new science on colonial aspirations to the intellectual perfections enjoyed by Adam and partially restored by Solomon....

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Such a Revolution

Neil Rennie.

in Far-Fetched Facts

October 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 21090 words.

Early in 1787, Joseph Banks convinced the British government of the advantages for transplanting breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies. He believed that this almost paradisal plant...

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Fictions and their Commentaries before 1570

R. W. Maslen.

in Elizabethan Fictions

July 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 20023 words.

The second chapter considers the impact on Elizabethan fiction of the story-collections of William Painter, Geoffrey Fenton, and the little-known fabulists who worked alongside them. By the...

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Paradise Explained

Zachary McLeod Hutchins.

in Inventing Eden

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 10307 words.

Chapter 1 explores the development of edenic thought in England during the century and a half between Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the New World and John Winthrop’s arrival in...

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Translating Paradise

Zachary McLeod Hutchins.

in Inventing Eden

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 19670 words.

Because Francis Bacon and other Renaissance thinkers theorized that the encyclopedic knowledge and divinely denotative language of Adam were inseparably linked, the fifth chapter...

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1653

Kathleen Lynch.

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 26177 words.

A new mode of autobiographical narrative was rapidly codified in England and its Atlantic colonies in the 1650s, with a burst of publications. A strict emphasis on methodologies of assent...

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Bunyan’s Reading

Roger Pooley.

in The Oxford Handbook of John Bunyan

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 8236 words.

The Bible is John Bunyan’s primary text, but the range of his reading, before and after his conversion experience, reveals some of the sources of his imaginative works as well as his...

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The Subject of Trust

Tim Milnes.

in The Testimony of Sense

June 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (18th Century). 17945 words.

This chapter argues that trust and testimony acquire a significance in the work of Hume and his contemporaries that belies the relatively scant (and in Hume’s case, ambivalent) attention...

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Bunyart'S Women, Women's Bunyan

Margaret J. M. Ezell.

in Trauma and Transformation

December 2007; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 7979 words.

This chapter argues that John Bunyan's relations to women, and theirs to him, are far more historically, artistically, and psychologically complex than most previous critics have suggested....

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American Spaces of Conversion

Andrea Knutson.

December 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 200 pages.

This study examines how the concept of conversion and specifically the legacy of the doctrine of preparation, as articulated in Puritan Reformed theology and transplanted to the...

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Inventing Eden

Zachary McLeod Hutchins.

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 304 pages.

Inventing Eden builds on recent environmental criticism to chart the ways in which colonial New England writers replaced their initial topographical optimism with an interest...

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A Believing Attitude

Andrea Knutson.

in American Spaces of Conversion

December 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 17723 words.

Chapter 1 foregrounds the following chapters by offering a comprehensive examination of the Puritan Reformed concept and morphology of conversion and its expression within Puritanism’s...

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{ Coda } remembered forms of a literary nation

Sarah Rivett.

in Unscripted America

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 3057 words.

The final chapter of this book explores Cooper’s transformations of colonial approaches to indigenous languages as repositories of knowledge into fiction. In his Leatherstocking Tales,...

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Anne Dudley Bradstreet (ca. 1612–1672)

Edited by Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks and Caroline Wigginton.

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

April 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literature. 2397 words.

In 1630, Anne Dudley Bradstreet emigrated from England to Massachusetts together with her husband and parents and joined the Puritan movement. In stark contrast to the stability of her...

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Anne Marbury Hutchinson (1591–1643)

Edited by Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks and Caroline Wigginton.

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

April 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literature. 2663 words.

In 1631, Anne Marbury Hutchinson emigrated from England to Massachusetts together with her husband William Hutchinson and fifteen of their children. The Hutchinsons settled in Boston, where...

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The Salem Witch Trials

Abram C. Van Engen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 11669 words.

The Salem witch trials have gripped American imaginations ever since they occurred in 1692. At the end of the 17th century, after years of mostly resisting witch hunts and witch trial...

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