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“Honest As The Devil:” English Rhetoric And Representations Of Catholicism In Ireland During The Reformation, Allie Werner Jan 2011

“Honest As The Devil:” English Rhetoric And Representations Of Catholicism In Ireland During The Reformation, Allie Werner

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This essay focuses on the changes in English rhetoric concerning Irish Catholicism from 1578-1610. Authors used specific rhetoric and terminology meant to imply the Catholicism and otherness of the Irish native population. This rhetoric fell into three different stages, the first two of which overlapped chronologically. These stages included acknowledging Irish Catholicism as a somewhat legitimate belief system, denial of any Irish religious tendencies, and a compromise between the two in which authors described the Irish as practicing popery, sin and superstition, but they still had religious beliefs. These changes show the relationship between the Tudor church and state during ...


Fashion And Self-Fashioning: Clothing Regulation In Renaissance Europe, Kayla Arnold Jan 2011

Fashion And Self-Fashioning: Clothing Regulation In Renaissance Europe, Kayla Arnold

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The advent of true fashion in Italy during the 1350s introduced a new system of values to a society whose members were becoming increasingly concerned with self-presentation. The new social and economic changes that arose during the Renaissance began challenging existing social hierarchies and forced groups to display their status through their apparel and be able to recognize other groups through theirs as well. As a result, during the Renaissance the regulation of clothing became a way for city officials to define different social, religious and gender groups as well as maintain the boundaries between them. This paper analyzes sources ...


The Problems Of Treason And Tyranny: The Effect Of The Gunpowder Plot On Artistic Expression, Jessica K. Spevak Jan 2011

The Problems Of Treason And Tyranny: The Effect Of The Gunpowder Plot On Artistic Expression, Jessica K. Spevak

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Most people today probably recognize the term “Gunpowder Plot”. They may know it was some sort of assassination plot against the King of England; they might also have heard that there are bonfires in England every November the 5th; they might also have seen the numerous movies, poems, and plays dealing with the Plot. However, many do not know how the Plot was perceived in the years immediately following the failed 1605 attempt to blow up Parliament building with King James I inside. How was the Plot perceived by the English people compared to how we perceive it today ...