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Tudorism : historical imagination and the appropriation of the sixteenth century / edited by Tatiana C. String & Marcus Bull.

Oxford ; Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2011.
New York, NY : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2011.
Physical Description:
xiv, 286 p. : ill., ports., music ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
DA315 .T78 2011 (LC)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The first in-depth and wide-ranging academic investigation of the reception of the Tudor period in the modern world, this volume includes studies by many of the leading scholars in their fields, and considers the modern appropriation of the Tudors in art, music, architecture, design, religion, public history, social history, film and television, and internet networking sites. A noteworthy scholarly trend in recent decades has been a growing interest in the ways in which societies utilise the past as a cultural resource, as a repertoire of quotable designs and styles, as a vantage point from which to frame political and social critiques, as a source of identities, and as a refuge from present-day anxieties. There has been a great deal of academic interest, for example, in the reception of the ancient world in modern Western culture. Likewise, a growing body of scholarship is devoted to the study of medievalism, the images and ideas that attach to the Middle Ages in the post-medieval imaginary. It is striking that, in stark contrast, very little attention has been paid to the cultural appropriation of the Tudor age, despite the pronounced and enduring popularity of the Tudors within the popular historical consciousness, not only in Britain but also in many other countries. Indeed, the Tudors supply many of the signature icons of Britishness and the British monarchy around the world. This innovative volume will open up a new area of study and set the scholarly agenda for many years to come.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Historiography.
Great Britain / History / Tudors, 1485-1603 / Historiography.
Great Britain.
Historiography -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Historiography / Great Britain / History / 19th century.
Historiography / Great Britain / History / 20th century.
Tudor, Familie.
String, Tatiana C.
Bull, Marcus Graham.

  • Revisiting the olden time : popular Tudorism in the time of Victoria / Peter Mandler
  • The pleasures of Tudor horror : popular histories, modernity and sensationalism in the long nineteenth century / Billie Melman
  • Tudorism in English music, 1837-1953 / Stephen Banfield
  • "A great national heritage" : the early twentieth-century Tudor church music revival / Suzanne Cole
  • Through several glasses darkly : historical and sectarian perceptions of the Tudor church / Patrick Collinson
  • The Tudors reinvented : the Regency and the sixteenth century / Steven Parissien
  • Twentieth-century Tudor design in Britain : an ideological battleground / Jonathan M. Woodham
  • Architecture : the Tudoresque diaspora / Andrew Ballantyne and Andrew Law
  • The Tudors viewed by French romantic artists / Stephen Bann
  • Myth and memory in representations of Henry VIII, 1509-2009 / Tatiana C. String
  • "A great guy with his chopper"? : the sex life of Henry VIII on screen and in the flesh / Greg Walker
  • Slashing history : the Tudors / Jerome de Groot
  • The Tudors : famous for five centuries / David Starkey.