Elizabeth I: Always Her Own Free Woman

Elizabeth I: Always Her Own Free Woman

by Carole Levin, Jo Eldridge Carney, Debra Barrett-Graves
     
 

This interdisciplinary collection by historians, cultural critics and literary scholars examines a variety of the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the English Renaissance and beyond, forces that contributed to creating a wealth of artistic, literary and historical impressions of Elizabeth, her court, and the time period named after her, the… See more details below

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This interdisciplinary collection by historians, cultural critics and literary scholars examines a variety of the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the English Renaissance and beyond, forces that contributed to creating a wealth of artistic, literary and historical impressions of Elizabeth, her court, and the time period named after her, the Elizabethan age.

Articles in the collection discuss Elizabeths' relationships, investigate the advice given her, explore connections between her court and the arts, and consider the role of Elizabeth's court in the political life of the nation. Some of the ways Elizabeth was understood and represented demonstrate society's fears and ambivalence about early modern women in power, while others celebrate her successes as England's first and only unmarried queen regnant.

This volume will be of interest to scholars and students in a wide range of disciplines, including literary, cultural, historical and women's studies, as well as those interested in the life and times of Elizabeth I.


About the Author:
About the Editors: Carole Levin, Professor of History, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, UK, Jo Eldridge Carney, Assistant Professor of English, The College of New Jersey, USA and Debra Barrett-Graves, Assistant Professor, Department of English, California State Univrsity - Hayward, USA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754607977
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction1
Pt. IElizabeth and a Problematic Court
1Queen and Country?: Female Monarchs nd Feminized Nations in Elizabethan Political Pamphlets7
2Robert Sidney, the Dudleys and Queen Elizabeth20
3'Highly touched in honour': Elizabeth I and the Alencon Controversy43
Pt. IIElizabeth Moves Through her Kingdom
4Religious Conformity and the Progresses of Elizabeth I63
5Turning Learned Authority into Royal Supremacy: Elizabeth I's Learned Persona and Her University Orations78
6The Fairy Queen Figure in Elizabethan Entertainments97
Pt. IIILooking at Elizabeth Through Another Lens
7'A poore shepherde and his sling': A Biblical Model for a Renaissance Queen119
8'Ceste Nouvelle Papesse': Elizabeth I and the Specter of Pope Joan131
9Queen to Queen at Check: Grace O'Malley, Elizabeth Tudor, and the Discourse of Majesty in the State Papers of Ireland149
Pt. IVElizabeth Then and Now
10Elizabeth and the Politics of Elizabethan Courtship179
11Popular Perceptions of Elizabeth192
12Young Elizabeth in Peril: from Seventeenth-century Drama to Modern Movies215
Afterword239
Bibliography251
Index275

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