Marlowe's Republican Authorship

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This book argues broadly that any historical narrative about republicanism needs to place Marlowe at the front of its genealogy, and that his interest in republican ideals is sustained from the beginning to the end of his meteoric career. More specifically, this study will nonetheless argue that it is difficult to discern a clear republican form of government in Marlowe's works. What we can discern is 'republican representation', the author's representational foregrounding of his own republican frame of art. This...

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Overview

This book argues broadly that any historical narrative about republicanism needs to place Marlowe at the front of its genealogy, and that his interest in republican ideals is sustained from the beginning to the end of his meteoric career. More specifically, this study will nonetheless argue that it is difficult to discern a clear republican form of government in Marlowe's works. What we can discern is 'republican representation', the author's representational foregrounding of his own republican frame of art. This study is the first to situate the complex Marlowe corpus within the context of the advent of English Republicanism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403933416
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Early Modern Literature in History Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

PATRICK CHENEY is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• Republican Representation in Lucan's First Book
• "To verse let kings give way", Authoriship and Freedom in Marlowe's Ovidian Poems
• "Defend freedom 'gainst a monarchy", Dido and Tamburlaine, Parts One and Two
• Machiavel's Republican Monarchy, The Jew of Malta, The Massacre at Paris and Edward II
• Republican Magic: Faustus and Erichtho
• Afterword: Lucan and Lucrece: The Afterlife of Marlowe's Republican Authorship
• Index

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