Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England

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Carole Levin, R. O. Bucholz
U of Nebraska Press, 1 de març 2009 - 326 pàgines
In Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England, Carole Levin and Robert Bucholz provide a forum for the underexamined, anomalous reigns of queens in history. These regimes, primarily regarded as interruptions to the ?normal? male monarchy, have been examined largely as isolated cases. This interdisciplinary study of queens throughout history examines their connections to one another, their constituents? perceptions of them, and the fallacies of their historical reputations. The contributors consider historical queens as well as fictional, mythic, and biblical queens and how they were represented in medieval and early modern England. They also give modern readers a glimpse into the early modern worldview, particularly regarding order, hierarchy, rulership, property, biology, and the relationship between the sexes. Considering topics as diverse as how Queen Elizabeth?s unmarried status affected the perception of her as a just and merciful queen to a reevaluation of ?good Queen Anne? as more than just an obese, conventional monarch, this volume encourages readers to reexamine previously held assumptions about the role of female monarchs in early modern history.
 

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Continguts

The Matrimonial Career of the Empress Matilda
1
Catherine of Aragon Henry VIII and English Public Opinion 15331536
16
Queens Mercy during the Reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I
31
In Life in Text and on Stage
51
Elisabeth de Valois Elizabeth I and the Changing Practice of Dynastic Marriage
76
An International Elizabeth I in 1569
98
The Political Finesse of Elizabeth Iand Catherine de Medici
126
Early Modern Readings of Esther
141
An Act of Translation
187
Popular Representations of Henrietta Mariaduring the English Civil Wars
205
The Erotic Lives of Elizabeth Tudorin Seventeenthcentury England
224
Gender Body Image and the Historical Reputation of Queen Anne
242
14 Two Poems
273
Selected Bibliography
277
Contributors
311
Index
317

Queen Elizabeth the Angelic
158

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Sobre l'autor (2009)

Carole Levin is Willa Cather Professor of History at the University of Nebraska?Lincoln. She is the author of Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture and The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power. Robert Bucholz is a professor of history at Loyola University. He is the author of several books, including The Augustan Court: Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture, and the coauthor (with N. E. Key) of Early Modern England, 1485?1714: A Narrative History. ø Contributors: Charles Beem, Robert Bucholz, Sarah Duncan, Timothy G. Elston, Elaine Kruse, Amber Harris Leichner, Carole Levin, Michele Osherow, Anna Riehl, Linda S. Shenk, Marjorie Swann, John Watkins, Michelle A. White, and Richardine Woodall.

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