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  • Inheritance Law and Political Theology in Shakespeare and Milton

    Election and Grace as Constitutional in Early Modern Literature and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Joseph S. Jenkins

    Reading God's will and a man's Last Will as ideas that reinforce one another, this study shows the relevance of England's early modern crisis, regarding faith in the will of God, to current debates by legal academics on the theory of property and its succession. The increasing power of the dead…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Manliness and the Male Novelist in Victorian Literature

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Dowling

    The purpose of this book is to address two principal questions: 'Was the concept of masculinity a topic of debate for the Victorians?' and 'Why is Victorian literature full of images of male deviance when Victorian masculinity is defined by discipline?' In his introduction, Dowling defines…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Female Mourning and Tragedy in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama

    From the Raising of Lazarus to King Lear, 1st Edition

    By Katharine Goodland

    Grieving women in early modern English drama, this study argues, recall not only those of Classical tragedy, but also, and more significantly, the lamenting women of medieval English drama, especially the Virgin Mary. Looking at the plays of Shakespeare, Kyd, and Webster, this book presents a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Women and Authorship in Revolutionary America

    1st Edition

    By Angela Vietto

    Exploring the wealth of writings by early American women in a broad spectrum of genres, Women and Authorship in Revolutionary America presents one of the few synthetic approaches to early US women’s writing. Through an examination of the strategic choices writers made as they constructed their…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Biblical Women's Voices in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Michele Osherow

    Biblical Women's Voices in Early Modern England documents the extent to which portrayals of women writers, rulers, and leaders in the Hebrew Bible scripted the lives of women in early modern England. Attending to a broad range of writing by Protestant men and women, including John Donne, Mary…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Dress and Identity in British Literary Culture, 1870-1914

    1st Edition

    By Rosy Aindow

    Rosy Aindow examines the way fiction registered and responded to the emergence of a modern fashion industry during the period 1870-1914. She traces the role played by dress in the formation of literary identities, with specific attention to the way that an engagement with fashionable clothing was…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Old Age, Masculinity, and Early Modern Drama

    Comic Elders on the Italian and Shakespearean Stage, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Ellis

    This first book-length study to trace the evolution of the comic old man in Italian and English Renaissance comedy shows how English dramatists adopted and reimagined an Italian model to reflect native concerns about and attitudes toward growing old. Anthony Ellis provides an in-depth study of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Genre and Women's Life Writing in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michelle M. Dowd, Julie A. Eckerle

    By taking account of the ways in which early modern women made use of formal and generic structures to constitute themselves in writing, the essays collected here interrogate the discursive contours of gendered identity in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. The contributors explore how…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Mistress of the House

    Women of Property in the Victorian Novel, 1st Edition

    By Tim Dolin

    This exploration of gender and property ownership in eight important novels argues that property is a decisive undercurrent in narrative structures and modes, as well as an important gender signature in society and culture. Tim Dolin suggests that the formal development of nineteenth-century…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Law, Sensibility and the Sublime in Eighteenth-Century Women's Fiction

    Speaking of Dread, 1st Edition

    By Sue Chaplin

    This work offers, firstly, a fresh historical, philosophical and cultural interpretation of the relation between the eighteenth-century discourse of sensibility, the sublime, and the theory and practice of eighteenth-century law. Secondly, the work exposes and explores the influence of this…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Law, Literature, and the Transmission of Culture in England, 1837–1925

    1st Edition

    By Cathrine O. Frank

    Focusing on the last will and testament as a legal, literary, and cultural document, Cathrine O. Frank examines fiction of the Victorian and Edwardian eras alongside actual wills, legal manuals relating to their creation, case law regarding their administration, and contemporary accounts of curious…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • The Bawdy Politic in Stuart England, 1660–1714

    Political Pornography and Prostitution, 1st Edition

    By Melissa M. Mowry

    With this original study, Melissa Mowry makes a strong contribution to a provocative interdisciplinary conversation about an important and influential sub genre: seventeenth-century political pornography. This book further advances our understanding of pornography's importance in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

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