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The Massacre at Paris

The Massacre at Paris

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The Massacre at Paris

The Massacre at Paris

Bibliography

1. Collected Works

Ref Editor Title Published Website Link
[Brooke-Works] C.F. Tucker Brooke The Works of Christopher Marlowe Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Bullen] Arthur Henry Bullen The Works of Christopher Marlowe (3 Vols). Dido is in Vol. II. John C. Nimmo, London, 1885. Online Library of Liberty
[Cunningham] Lt. Col. Francis Cunningham The Works of Christopher Marlowe Frederick Warne and Co, London, 1870. Google Books
[Dyce] Rev. Alexander Dyce The Works of Christopher Marlowe With Notes and Some Account of His Life and Writings William Pickering, London, 1850. Google Books
[Robinson] George Robinson The Works of Christopher Marlowe (3 Vols) William Pickering, London, 1826. Google Books

2. Editions of The Massacre at Paris

Ref Editor Title Published Website Link
[O]   The Massacre at Paris: With the Death of the Duke of Guise. As it was plaide by the right honourable the Lord high Admirall his Seruants. Written by Christopher Marlowe. Edward White, London (undated).  
[Bennett] H.S.Bennett The Jew of Malta and The Massacre at Paris Methuen, London, 1931.  
[Malone-Greg] W.W. Greg The Massacre at Paris Malone Society Reprints, Oxford, 1928.  
[Oliver] H.J. Oliver The Revels Plays: Dido Queen of Carthage and The Massacre at Paris Methuen & Co Ltd, London, 1968. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Oxberry] W. Oxberry The Massacre at Paris, A Tragedy; by Christopher Marlow. With Prefatory Remarks, Notes, Critical and Explanatory London, 1818.  

3. Marlowe Biographies

The following biographies are explicitly cited in our Massacre at Paris overview. A wider selection of Marlowe biographies are detailed in our Reading List.

Ref Author Title Published Website Link
[Bakeless-Marlowe] John Bakeless Christopher Marlowe Jonathan Cape, London, 1938. Amazon.co.uk
[Boas-Marlowe] F.S. Boas Christopher Marlowe Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940.  
[Kuriyama] Constance Brown Kuriyama Christopher Marlowe: A Renaissance Life Cornell University Press, 2002. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Nicholl] Charles Nicholl The Reckoning Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1992. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Honan] Park Honan Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy Oxford University Press, 2005. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Urry] William Urry Christopher Marlowe and Canterbury Faber & Faber, London, 1988. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Wraight-Search] A.D.Wraight and Virginia F. Stern In Search of Christopher Marlowe Macdonald & Co, London, 1965. Republished by Adam Hart, 1993. Marlowe Society Reading List

4. Marlowe Criticism

The following references are explicitly cited in our Massacre at Paris overview. A wider selection of critical works on Marlowe are detailed in our Reading List.

Ref Author Title Published Website Link
[Bowers] Rick Bowers The Massacre at Paris: Marlowe's Messy Concensus Narrative (pp.131-141) in Marlowe, History and Sexuality: New Critical Essays on Christopher Marlowe (Ed. Paul Whitfield White) AMS Press, New York , 1998. Google Books
[Broughton-N&Q] James Broughton Notes and Queries C (N.S. XXIII) 1830.  
[Cambridge] Ed. Patrick Cheney The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe, esp. Ch 12. "Dido, Queen of Carthage and The Massacre at Paris" by Sara Munson Deats. Cambridge University Press, 2004. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Dabbs] Thomas W. Dabbs Reforming Marlowe: The Nineteenth Century Canonization of a Renaissance Dramatist Bucknell University Press (US), 1991. Amazon.co.uk
[Ellis-Fermor] Una Ellis-Fermor Christopher Marlowe Methuen, London, 1927.  
[Leech] Ed. Clifford Leech Marlowe: A Collection of Critical Essays Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1964. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Sanders] Wilbur Sanders The Dramatist and the Received Idea Cambridge University Press, 1968. Google Books
[Steane] J.B. Steane Marlowe: A Critical Study Cambridge University Press, 1964. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Weil] Judith Weil Christopher Marlowe: Merlin's Prophet (especially Ch. 5: Mirrors for Foolish Princes, pp.82-104) Cambridge University Press, 1977. Marlowe Society Reading List;
Intro & Ch.2

5. Journal Articles

Ref Editor Title Published Website Link
[Adams] J.Q. Adams The Massacre at Paris Leaf in The Library, 4th Series, Vol. XIV No. 2 (1934), pp.447-469 March 1934 The Library articles at Oxford Journals
[Boas-Newsbooks] F.S. Boas Christopher Marlowe and the Newsbooks in Journalism Quarterly, xiv (1937), pp.18-22 March 1937  
[Briggs] Julia Briggs Marlowe's Massacre at Paris: A Reconsideration in Review of English Studies, Vol 34 (1983), pp.257-278 1983 RES articles at Oxford Journals
[Henderson] Philip Henderson Marlowe as Messenger, a letter in TLS 12 June 1953  
[Kocher-Hotman] Paul H. Kocher François Hotman and Marlowe's The Massacre at Paris in Publications of the Modern Language Association LVI (1941) pp349-368 1941 JSTOR
[Kocher-Pamphlets] Paul H. Kocher Contemporary Pamphlet Backgrounds for Marlowe's The Massacre at Paris in Modern Language Quarterly Vol VIII (1947) No.2 pp.151-173 and No.3 pp309-318. 1947 MLQ VIII.3 pp151-173;
MLQ VIII.3 pp309-318
[McKerrow-Allde] R.B. McKerrow Edward Allde as a Typical Trade Printer: An account of an Elizabethan Printer and his Work in The Library, 4th Series, Vol. X No.2 (1929), pp.121-62 Sept 1929 The Library articles at Oxford Journals;
Abebooks.co.uk
[Nosworthy] J.M. Nosworthy The Marlowe Manuscript in The Library, 4th Series, Vol. XXVI No. 2 (1945), pp.158-171 Sept 1945 The Library articles at Oxford Journals
[Wells-N&Q] William Wells Notes and Queries - 30 March, 6 April 1940 1940  

6. French History

Ref Editor Title Published Website Link
[England] Sylvia Lennie England The Massacre of Saint Bartholomew John Long, London, 1938. Amazon.co.uk
[L'Estoile-Journal] Pierre L'Estoile Journal pour le Règne de Henri III (1574-1589) (Ed. Louis-Raymond Lefevre) Paris, 1943.  
[Holt] Mack P. Holt The French Wars of Religion 1562-1629 (Second Edition) Cambridge University Press, 2005. Amazon.co.uk
[Knecht-Essential] Robert J. Knecht The French Religious Wars 1562-1598 (Essential Histories Series) Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2002. Amazon.co.uk
[Knecht-Seminar] Robert J. Knecht The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598 (Seminar Studies in History Series, Second Edition) Longman Publishing, 1996. Amazon.co.uk
[Margaret-Memoires] Marguerite de Valois Memoires Paris, 1628. Edition published in 1842 by the Société de l'Histoire de France.  
[Stevenson] Rev. Joseph Stevenson M.A.(Ed.) Correspondence of Sir Henry Unton Knt., Ambassador from Queen Elizabeth to Henry IV, King of France, in the years MDXCI and MDXCII. From the Originals and Authentic Copies in The State Paper Office, The British Museum and The Bodleian Library Printed for the Roxburghe Club. London: William Nicol. Shakspeare Press, 1847. Cornell University Library

7. Marlowe's Contemporary Sources

7.1 St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre Sources

Ref Editor Title Published Website Link
[Varamund] Ernest Varamund of Freseland1 A True and Plaine Report of the Furious Outrages of Fraunce2 1573.  
[Serres-Commentaries] Jean de Serres3 The Three Partes of Commentaries Containing the whole and perfect dis-course of the Ciuill warres of Fraunce ... with an Addition of the cruell Murther of the Admiral Chastilion, and diuers other Nobles .... (Translated into English by Thomas Timme) London, 1574.  
[Serres-Commentaries-Part-4] Jean de Serres3 The Fourth Parte of Commentaries of the Ciuill warres of Fraunce, tr. T Tymme London, 1576.  
[Barnaud] Nicholas Barnaud Le Reveille-Matin des François, Composé par Eusebe Philadelphe Cosmopolite, en forme de Dialogues4 Edinburgh, 1574.  
[Estienne-Katherine] Henri Estienne A Mervaylous Discourse upon the Lyfe of Katherine de Medicis, Queene Mother Heidelberg, 1575.  
[Serres-Coligny] Jean de Serres3 Lyfe of Iasper Colignie Shatilion (Translated into English by Arthur Golding) London, 1576.  
[Dowriche] Anne Dowriche The French Historie5 London, 1589. Questia.com

7.2 Sources for Subsequent Events

(a) Catholic League Publications (all except [Boucher-Gaverston] cited in [Kocher-Pamphlets])

Ref Editor Title Published Website Link
[Discours-Deplorable]   Discours deplorable du meurtre et assasinat ... de ... feu Henry de Lorraine Orleans, 1588.  
[Boucher-Gaverston] Jean Boucher Histoire Tragique et Mémorable de Pierre de Gaverston Paris, 1588.  
[La-Vie-Henry-Valois]   La Vie et Faits Notables de Henry de Valois Paris, 1589.  
[Le-Martire]   Le Martire des Deux Freres Paris (?), 1589.  
[Les-Meurs]   Les Meurs Humeurs et Comportemens de Henry de Valois Paris, 1589.  
[Histoire-Meurtre-Guise]   Histoire au Vray du Meurtre & Assassinat ... de Monsieur le Duc de Guise Paris (?), 1589.  
[Cruautez-Sanguinaires]   Suitte Des Cruautez Sanguinaires, exercees enuers feu Monseigneur le Cardinal de Guise Paris (?), 1589.  

(b) Protestant / English Publications (all cited in [Kocher-Pamphlets])

Ref Editor Title Published Website Link
[Hurault-Discourse] M. Hurault A Discourse upon the Present Estate of France London, 1588.  
[Contre-League]   Contre-League, tr(anslated by). E.A. London, 1589.  
[Hurault-Anti-Sixtus] M. Hurault Anti-Sixtus, tr(anslated by). A.P. London, 1590.  
[Colynet-Civil-Wars] Antony Colynet The True History of the Ciuil Warres of France: Gathered from the yere of our Lord 1585. untill this present October, 1591 London, 1591.  
[Martine-Mar-Sixtus]   Martine Mar-Sixtus. A Second Replie Against ... Six-tus the Fift London, 1591.  
[An-Excellent-Discourse]   An Excellent Discourse upon the now Present Estate of France, Translated out of French by E.A. London, 1592.  

8. Other Referenced Works

Ref Author Title Published Website Link
[Chambers] E.K. Chambers The Elizabethan Stage (4 Vols) Oxford University Press, 1923. Marlowe Society Reading List
[Collier-History] John Payne Collier The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare and Annals of the Stage to the Restoration, Vol III (in particular the chapter on Christopher Marlow, and the Employment of Blank-Verse Upon the Public Stage (pp.107-146) London: John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1831. Google Books
[Dodsley-Collier] John Payne Collier The Introduction to The Jew of Malta edited by J.P. Collier, appearing in Dodsley's Old Plays, Vol. VIII 1825.  
[Greg-Bibliography] W.W. Greg A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration London, 1939-59.  
[Henslowe-Diary] Ed. R.A. Foakes and R.T. Rickert Henslowe's Diary Cambridge University Press, 2002 (2nd Edn). Marlowe Society Reading List
[Tannenbaum-Scraps] Dr. S.A. Tannenbaum Shakespearean Scraps, in particular pp177-186 on the Collier Leaf. Columbia University Press, 1933.  
[Werstine] Paul Werstine Plays in Manuscript in A New History of Early English Drama (Ed. John D. Cox and David Scott Kastan) Columbia University Press, 1997.  
  • Note 1: Varamund is generally believed to be a pseudonym for François Hotman, a Huguenot lawyer - see [Kocher-Hotman] p.350. Back to Text
  • Note 2: This is an English translation of a Latin text published the same year (London, 1573) entitled De Furoribus Gallicis, horrenda & indigna Amirallii Castillionei, Nobilium atq; illus-trium caede ...: Vera &Hsi mplex Narratio. Ernesto Varamundo Frisio Auctore. Back to Text
  • Note 3: Whilst Books I-IX and XI-XII are written by Jean de Serres, Paul Kocher established that Book X was a "word-for-word reprint" of [Varamund] - see [Kocher-Hotman]. Back to Text
  • Note 4: This work in French was untranslated. Back to Text
  • Note 5: This is in fact a narrative poem which is a versification of [Varamund], and so provides no original material. Back to Text
 
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