FOXE´S BOOK OF MARTYRS: Select Narrative (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)
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Foxe's hugely influential Book of Martyrs is a vast record of the martyrdom suffered by hundreds of Protestants, burnt alive for their beliefs during the reign of Mary I. This selection brings together some of the most famous and affecting narratives to provide a sensational window into early modern English history. The most accurate and readable abridgement available, this modernized edition is based on a new transcription of the last edition overseen by John Foxe. It includes a full introduction to Foxe and his times, the religious conflicts, and the nature of martyrological narratives. Includes 21 of the original woodcut illustrations depicting martyrs at the stake and being tortured. Includes the accounts of the deaths of Latimer, Ridley, and Cranmer as well as graphic stories of the hunting, capture, torture and deaths for heresy of ordinary men and women. Includes glossaries of people, places, and words, a general index, and notes explaining allusions and identifying scriptural quotations. 'Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man: we shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as, I trust, shall never be put out.' Hugh Latimer's famous words of consolation to Nicholas Ridley as they are both about to be burnt alive for heresy come from John Foxe's magisterial Acts and Monuments, popularly known as the Book of Martyrs. This vast collection of unforgettable accounts of religious persecution exerted as great an influence on early modern England and New England as the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. It contains many stirring stories of the apprehension, interrogation, imprisonment, and execution of alleged heretics. The narratives not only attest to the fortitude of individuals who suffered for their faith not many years before the birth of Shakespeare, but they also constitute exciting tales filled with graphic details and verbal wit. This modernized selection also includes some of the famous woodcuts that illustrated the original text, as well as providing a comprehensive introduction to Foxe's life and times and the martyrology narrative. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Readership: General readers with an interest in Tudor and Stuart history, cultures and religion, students of Renaissance and Reformation literature and history, religious studies, ecclesiastical history, martyrdom and religious persecution.
- ISBN: 0199236844
- EAN: 9780199236848