True Relations

Examining seventeenth-century crises of evidence and genres of evidence on which both literary critics and historians now depend, True Relations explores the notion that we apprehend truth through other people's relations of it and that those relations, and our own relation to them, are a function of social relationships in conflict.

True Relations
Reading, Literature, and Evidence in Seventeenth-Century England

Frances E. Dolan

2013 | 344 pages | Cloth $59.95
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Table of Contents

Note on Spelling
Introduction

PART I. CRISES OF EVIDENCE
Chapter 1. True and Perfect Relations: Henry Garnet, Confessional Identity, and Figuration
Chapter 2. Sham Stories and Credible Relations: Witchcraft and Narrative Conventions
Chapter 3. A True and Faithful Account? The London Fire, Blame, and Partisan Proof

PART II. GENRES OF EVIDENCE
Chapter 4. First-Person Relations: Reading Depositions
Chapter 5. The Rule of Relation: Domestic Advice Literature and Its Readers
Chapter 6. Relational Truths: Dramatic Evidence, All Is True, and Double Falsehood

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments