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作者 Purkiss, Diane, 1961- author
書名 Literature, gender, and politics during the English Civil War / Diane Purkiss
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
國際標準書號 9780511483905 (ebook)
9780521841375 (hardback)
9780521152761 (paperback)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (vi, 300 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Dismembering and remembering: the English Civil War and male identity -- Republican politics -- Opening the king's cabinet -- Charles I -- Cromwell -- Monsters and men -- Milton and monsters -- Matthew Hopkins and the panic about witches
In this innovative study, Diane Purkiss illuminates the role of gender in the English Civil War by focusing on ideas of masculinity, rather than on the role of women, which has hitherto received more attention. Historians have tended to emphasise a model of human action in the Civil War based on the idea of the human self as rational animal. Purkiss reveals the irrational ideological forces governing the way seventeenth-century writers understood the state, the monarchy, the battlefield and the epic hero in relation to contested contemporary ideas of masculinity. She analyses the writings of Marvell, Waller, Herrick and the Caroline elegists, as well as in newsbooks and pamphlets, and pays particular attention to Milton's complex responses to the dilemmas of male identity. This study will appeal to scholars of seventeenth-century literature as well as those working in intellectual history and the history of gender
TAEBDC; 2009
鏈接 Print version: 9780521841375
主題 Masculinity in literature
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Gender identity in literature
Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- In literature
Alt Title Literature, Gender & Politics During the English Civil War
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