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Yet England in the sixteenth century was far from an expanding nation.

Yet England in the sixteenth century was far from an expanding nation. Not only did the Tudors lose England's sole remaining possessions on the Continent and, thanks to the Reformation, grow spiritually divided from the Continent as well, but every one of their attempts to colonize the New World actually failed.

An Empire Nowhere explains how, by exploring the interconnections among England, empire, and poetry, English writers not only discovered a powerful rationale for writing, but also helped launch England's early colonialism on a paradoxically insular and unworldly course. back to Faculty Books.

Book Description What caused England's literary renaissance? One answer has been such unprecedented developments as. .

Book Description What caused England's literary renaissance? One answer has been such unprecedented developments as the European discovery of America. Yet England in the sixteenth century was far from an expanding nation. In the imaginary worlds of such fictions as Utopia, The Faerie Queene, and The Tempest, they sought a grander empire, founded on the "otherworldly" virtues of both England and poetry itself. About the Author Jeffrey Knapp is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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