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Elizabeth Jane Weston

Elizabeth Jane Weston: Collected Writings

Donald Cheney
Brenda M. Hosington
With the assistance of D.K. Money
Copyright Date: 2000
Pages: 500
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    Elizabeth Jane Weston
    Book Description:

    The first modern edition and translation of the writings of the Neo-Latin poet Elizabeth Jane Weston (c. 1581?1612). Sheds new light on the possibilities of artistic self-representation available to women at the end of the 16th century.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7434-9
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. xi-xxxii)

    Widely celebrated throughout the Neo-Latin republic of letters asVirgo Angla, ʹthe English Maiden,ʹ Elizabeth Jane (or Joan¹) Weston arguably enjoyed the greatest international fame during the first decade of the seventeenth century of any English writer who was not – like More or Sidney – of predominantly extra-literary interest to Europeans. ʹWestoniaʹ exchanged correspondence and verse tributes with the major humanists of her time; one indication of her eminence is the fact that Thomas Farnabyʹs 1634 list of eminent ancient and modern writers, hisIndex Poeticus, published in London, includes her as one of only seven English writers, and...

  5. Illustrations
    (pp. xxxiii-xlii)
  6. PART ONE Parthenica
    (pp. 1-308)
  7. PART TWO Other Works by Weston not in Parthenica
    (pp. 309-374)
  8. PART THREE Other Tributes to Westonia
    (pp. 375-438)
  9. Index of Names
    (pp. 439-448)