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Spenser Encyclopedia

Spenser Encyclopedia

A.C. HAMILTON General Editor
DONALD CHENEY Senior Co-Editor
WILLIAM W. BARKER Research Editor
Copyright Date: 1990
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    Spenser Encyclopedia
    Book Description:

    Comprehensive in scope and international in outlook, the encyclopedia contains some 700 entries by 422 contributors in 20 countries.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-8010-4
    Subjects: History, Language & Literature

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-v)
  3. Directions for Use
    (pp. vi-vi)
  4. Classification of Articles
    (pp. vii-x)
  5. Introduction
    (pp. xi-xii)
    A.C. Hamilton

    From its inception, The Spenser Encyclopedia has been an entirely cooperative enterprise. When David A. Richardson conceived the project and proposed it to me at a conference in 1977, the moment seemed to us opportune for two reasons.

    First, there had been a Renaissance of sorts in Spenser criticism following an earlier period that had been monumentalized by the Johns Hopkins Variorum Edition of Spenser 1932–49). With pardonable exaggeration, John Erskine Hankins wrote in 1971 (he was addressing Spenser critics; others recall that decade differently) that ‘the 1960s will be remembered as a great period of Spenser scholarship, for...

  6. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xiii-xiv)
  7. Contributors
    (pp. xv-xxii)

  9. Illustrations
    (pp. 741-788)
  10. General Bibliography
    (pp. 789-810)
  11. Index
    (pp. 811-858)