Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs' and Early Modern Print Culture

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Cambridge University Press, 12 paź 2006
This book was first published in 2006. Second only to the Bible and Book of Common Prayer, John Foxe's Acts and Monuments, known as the Book of Martyrs, was the most influential book published in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The most complex and best-illustrated English book of its time, it recounted in detail the experiences of hundreds of people who were burned alive for their religious beliefs. John N. King offers the most comprehensive investigation yet of the compilation, printing, publication, illustration, and reception of the Book of Martyrs. He charts its reception across different editions by learned and unlearned, sympathetic and antagonistic readers. The many illustrations included here introduce readers to the visual features of early printed books and general printing practices both in England and continental Europe, and enhance this important contribution to early modern literary studies, cultural and religious history, and the history of the Book.

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C Models for the book
D Manuscript witnesses
from manuscript to print
B John Day master printer of the English Reformation
C The Books of Martyrs
A John Day and the illustration of books
C Hearing words
D Image and text
E Responses of viewers
A Addresses to readers
B Calendars of saints
C Book owners and libraries
D Responses of readers

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Strona 72 - And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Strona 243 - When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
Strona 318 - ... bare skeleton of time, place, and person, must be fleshed with some pleasant passages. To this intent I have purposely interlaced (not as meat, but as condiment) many delightful stories, that so the reader, if he do not arise (which I hope and desire) religiosior or doctior, with more piety or learning, at least he may depart jucundior, with more pleasure and lawful delight.
Strona 82 - Simon son of Jonah, you are favoured indeed ! You did not learn that from mortal man ; it was revealed to you by my heavenly Father. And I say this to you: You are Peter, the Rock; and on this rock I will build my church, and the forces of death shall never overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven...
Strona 72 - You are light for all the world. A town that stands on a hill cannot be hidden. When a lamp is lit, it is not put under the meal-tub, but on the lampstand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. Like the lamp, you must shed light among your fellows, so that, when they see the good you do, they may give praise to your Father in heaven.
Strona 123 - Fox, and sundry learned and excellent writers, have fully accomplished the ornature of the same, to their great praise and immortal commendation ; although not a few other do greatly seek to stain the same by fond affectation of foreign and strange words, presuming that to be the best English which is most corrupted with external terms of eloquence and sound of many syllables.
Strona 66 - More than this: let us even exult in our present sufferings, because we know that suffering trains us to endure, and endurance brings proof that we have stood the test, and this proof is the ground of hope.
Strona 284 - to avoid idleness, and prevent sundry transgressions otherwise likely to be committed and done, such order is taken that every office hath either a Bible, or the Book of the Acts and Monuments of the Church of England, or both, besides some histories and chronicles, lying therein, for the exercise of such as come into the same...
Strona 56 - Ancient Ecclesiastical Histories of the first six hundred years after Christ, written in the Greek tongue by three learned Historiographers, EusMtts, Socrates and Evagrius. London 1577. [This work also contains Dorotheas' Lives of the Prophets, Apostles, and Seventy Disciples, reprinted in 1585 and 165o.} 2.
Strona 183 - The use of the picture is evident, which is, that (having read over the booke) you may reade it (as it were againe) in the very picture...

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