Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture by Bonnie Lander Johnson

By Bonnie Lander Johnson

during this publication, Bonnie Lander Johnson explores early sleek principles of chastity, demonstrating how an important early Stuart pondering on chastity used to be to political, scientific, theological and ethical debates, and that it used to be additionally a advantage that ruled the development of alternative literary genres. Drawing on a variety of fabrics, from prose to theatre, theological controversy to felony trials, and courtroom ceremonies - together with royal birthing rituals - Lander Johnson finds formerly unrecognised critiques approximately chastity. She unearths that early Stuart theatrical and courtroom ceremonies have been a part of an identical political debate as prose pamphlets and spiritual sermons. the quantity additionally bargains new readings of Milton's Comus, Shakespeare's The Winter's story, Henrietta Maria's queenship and John Ford's performs. it's going to attract students of early glossy literature, theatre, political, scientific and cultural background, and gender studies.

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