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Title: A critical edition of Philip Stubbes's 'Anatomie of Abuses'
Author: Kidnie, Margaret Jane
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1996
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The Anatomie of Abuses by Philip Stubbes was printed four times between 1583 and 1595, each new edition undergoing thorough authorial revision. This old-spelling critical edition highlights the complicated textual history of the work and its slow development over a twelve-year period by presenting the text of the final 1595 edition but drawing attention to features of the three earlier versions throughout the critical apparatus. Readers interested in engaging with the work as set out in the original 1595 edition are offered a facsimile of the Huntington copy in an appendix to the thesis. The text of the Abuses has been supplemented with a full and detailed commentary which attempts, in particular, to flesh out the social and economic background in which Stubbes was writing and indicate the extent to which he borrowed material from other contemporary pamphleteers. The introduction includes an examination of the author's supposed Puritan leanings and draws out the fears of excess and social disorder implicit throughout his complaint.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PR English literature