Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War
By (author) Diane Purkiss
Normal Price: $160.00
Your Price: $144.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War by Diane Purkiss
Book DescriptionIn 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.
Buy Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War book by Diane Purkiss from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521841375
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Diane Purkiss
Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War, Paperback (August 2010)
Diane Purkiss analyses representations of masculinity in the writings of Milton, Marvell, Waller and Herrick.
English Civil War, Paperback (November 2007)
A history of the English Civil War-one of the great turning points in Western political history-told through the remarkable experiences of the men and women who lived through it
Fairies and Fairy Stories, Paperback (January 2007)
From the dangerous beings of ancient myths and medieval folklore, to the sanitized 'wingy thingies' of Shakespeare and the Victorians, and even modern myths of alien abduction, this book presents a history of fairies. It tells that they have a darker and menacing history - as troublemakers, child-snatchers, seducers and changelings.
Witch in History, Paperback (October 1996)» View all books by Diane Purkiss
In this study, Diane Purkiss investigates the diverse interpretations and meanings attributed to the figure of the witch. The areas she considers include Canonical literature, visual arts, fairy tales, folklore, real-life witch stories, pornography and sado-masochism, film, and the stage.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War book by Diane Purkiss and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Diane Purkiss
Diane Purkiss is University Lecturer in English at Oxford University.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.