TITLE

SIR HENRY SAVILE'S TRANSLATION OF TACITUS AND THE POLITICAL INTERPRETATION OF ELIZABETHAN TEXTS

AUTHOR(S)
Womersley, David
PUB. DATE
August 1991
SOURCE
Review of English Studies;Aug91, Vol. 42 Issue 167, p313
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses Henry Savile's 17th-century English translations of the works of the Latin works of Tacitus. Account of how and where Savile's translation supports what seems to have been the political strategy of the Earl of Essex in the early 1590s; Vision of politics promulgated by Savile; Machiavellian resonance of Savile's translation; Determining conditions of Elizabethan politics; Ways in which the nature of Tudor rebellions reinforces the view of Elizabethan politics as decidedly oligarchic.
ACCESSION #
11451989

 

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