In speeches, political pamphlets, and other works of religious controversy, writers from the reign of James I to that of James II unexpectedly erupt into autobiography. Brooke Conti positions these texts as products of the era's tense political climate.
2014 | 240 pages | Cloth $59.95
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Table of Contents
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Introduction. Controversy and Autobiography
PART I. OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE
Chapter 1. James VI and I and the Autobiographical Double Bind
Chapter 2. Conversion and Confession in Donne's Prose
PART II. PERSONAL CREDOS
Chapter 3. Milton and Autobiography in Crisis
Chapter 4. Thomas Browne's Uneasy Confession of Faith
PART III. LOYAL DISSENTS?
Chapter 5. John Bunyan's Double Autobiography
Chapter 6. James II and the End of the Confession of Faith