Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War

Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War

by Diane Purkiss
     
 

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. She analyses representations of masculinity in the writings of Marvell, Waller and Herrick, as well as in newsbooks and pamphlets, and pays particular attention to Milton's complex… See more details below

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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. She analyses representations of masculinity in the writings of Marvell, Waller and Herrick, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521152761
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/12/2010
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Dismembering and remembering : the English Civil War and male identity32
2Republican politics52
3Opening the king's cabinet71
4Charles I98
5Cromwell131
6Monsters and men163
7Milton and monsters186
8Matthew Hopkins and the panic about witches210

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