Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War by Diane Purkiss
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Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War
By Diane Purkiss

Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War

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Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War by Diane Purkiss

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521841375
ISBN-10: 0521841372
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Diane Purkiss

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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 by Diane Purkiss Witch in History, Hardback (October 1996)

Purkiss examines texts from colonial narratives to court masques to compose this study of the witch. Her narrative, goes far beyond the exploration of the figure of the witch to make an excellent contribution to early modern studies.

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Author Biography - Diane Purkiss

Diane Purkiss is University Lecturer in English at Oxford University.

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