The Martin Marprelate Controversy: A Documentary History

This will be an edited collection of primary documents, mainly from manuscript archival sources, connected with the search for the press that produced the Martin Marprelate tracts (1588-1589), the most notorious pamphlets of the English Renaissance. These documents offer an unrivaled source of detailed evidence concerning the day-to-day workings of an underground print campaign in the early modern period. The collection includes all the extant material connected with the controversy: several important documents included here have never been published before, and previously published documents are freshly transcribed as well as annotated and introduced.