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The Cultural Geography of St. Paul's Precinct: 1580-1625
Roze Hentschell, Colorado State University

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"The Cultural Geography of St. Paul's Precinct" (Book Section)
Title: "The Cultural Geography of St. Paul's Precinct"
Author: Roze Hentschell
Editor: Malcolm Smuts
Abstract: This chapter is a cultural study of St Paul’s Cathedral precinct in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. It discusses the physical properties of Paul’s, including the nave, Paul’s Cross pulpit, the bookshops in the churchyard, and the many and varied uses and occupations of the precinct and church, including sermons, secular business practices, and criminal activity. While recent scholarship has attended to various discreet spaces in and around the cathedral, this chapter discusses the religious and secular space and activities as mutually constitutive rather than distinct. Influenced by studies of cultural geography, the chapter investigates the role of the cathedral precinct in constructing the identity of the early modern Londoner through a discussion of the effects that geographical space has on human behaviour.
Year: 2016
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Title: The Oxford handbook of the age of Shakespeare
ISBN: 978-0-19-96608

“Paul’s Work: The Campaign for the Renovation of St. Paul’s Cathedral, 1561-1620” (Book Section)
Title: “Paul’s Work: The Campaign for the Renovation of St. Paul’s Cathedral, 1561-1620”
Author: Roze Hentschell
Editor: Torrance Kirby and P.G. (Paul) Stanwood
Abstract: In the late 16th century, the phrase 'to make Paul's work' of something became colloquial for a botched or an always unfinished project. The phrase has its origins in the sustained yet unsuccessful efforts to repair and renovate London's St.Paul's Cathedral after the 1561 fire that destroyed the spire and damaged the roof. The church fell into disrepair in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries and was the subject of several reconstruction attempts, none of which came to fruition. It was not until Charles I took the throne that a complete restoration of the church, led by Inigo Jones, was planned. This chapter is an attempt to weave together the sometimes competing narratives surrounding the renovation efforts in the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. The author uses those royal qualifiers deliberately, as the monarchs were generally involved in attempts at refurbishing.
Year: 2014
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Access Model: Print
Publisher: Brill
Book Title: Paul's Cross and the Culture of Persuasion in England, 1520-1640
ISBN: 9789004262812

“Moralizing Apparel in Early Modern London: Sermons, Satire, and Sartorial Display.” (Article)
Title: “Moralizing Apparel in Early Modern London: Sermons, Satire, and Sartorial Display.”
Author: Roze Hentschell
Abstract: This study investigates the cultural and textual relationship between two types of texts that inveigh against the preoccupation with fashionable attire: imaginative secular writing and sermons. While scholars have noted the influence sermons had on secular texts in the period, this article shows how popular literature of the profane, in denouncing excessive pride in apparel, had a profound and lasting influence on homiletic discourse. Sermons are hybrid texts that incorporate both the themes and literary flourish of texts written by secular, polemical authors, such as Philip Stubbes and Thomas Nashe. Special attention is given to the sermons preached at Paul's Cross to show how the complex social space surrounding the pulpit was crucial in enabling preachers to express the critique against excesses in apparel.
Year: 2009
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Publisher: Duke University Press