Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War PDF ePub eBook

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Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War free pdf 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 representations of masculinity in 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.

About Diane Purkiss

Diane Purkiss is University Lecturer in English at Oxford University.

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Author : Diane Purkiss
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 14 July 2005
ISBN : 0521841372
EAN : 9780521841375
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 308 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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