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Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature Paperback – 28 May 2007

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Hannibal Hamlin was born in New Haven, CT, and grew up in Toronto, Canada. He teaches in the Department of English at The Ohio State University and specializes in Renaissance literature and the Bible. He has been awarded a prestigious Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and a National Endowment from the Humanities Fellowship to study at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. He co-curated the exhibition, Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterife of the King James Bible, which showed at the Folger Library in 2011, as well as a traveling version of the exhibition which toured the United States from 2011-2013, and a permanent website at www.manifoldgreatness.org. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Cori Martin.

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'… highly engaging … will be warmly received by anyone interested in the reception and cultural impact of the Bible.' Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

'Hamlin's book is a valuable first step in the scholarly study of the relationship between psalms and canonical literary culture, and its thoroughness as well as its attention to the formal publication qualities of early modern devotional language are exemplary …' Reformation

'… good-natured … study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century psalm translations into English.' MLR

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Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature examines the powerful influence of the biblical Psalms on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature. It explores the imaginative, beautiful, ingenious and sometimes ludicrous and improbable ways in which the Psalms were 'translated' from ancient Israel to Renaissance and Reformation England.

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In 1699 King David, the original psalmist, was called back from the dead by Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins to lend his authoritative voice to their complaint against the New Version of the Psalms of 1696. Read the first page
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