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Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture (Hardcover) (Bonnie Lander Johnson)

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"In this book, Bonnie Lander Johnson explores early modern ideas of chastity, demonstrating how crucial early Stuart thinking on chastity was to political, medical, theological and moral debates, and that it was also a virtue that governed the construction of different literary genres. Drawing on a range of materials, from prose to theatre, theological controversy to legal trials, and court ceremonies - including royal birthing rituals - Lander Johnson unearths previously unrecognised opinions about chastity. She reveals that early Stuart theatrical and court ceremonies were part of the same political debate as prose pamphlets and religious sermons. The volume also offers new readings of Milton's Comus, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Henrietta Maria's queenship and John Ford's plays. It will appeal to scholars of early modern literature, theatre, political, medical and cultural history, and gender studies"--
Number of Pages: 194
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Bonnie Lander Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2015
TCIN: 50243696
UPC: 9781107130128
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3769

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