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Author Perry, Curtis.

Title Literature and favoritism in early modern England / Curtis Perry
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (x, 328 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; A note on texts; Chapter 1 "Prerogative pleasures": favoritism and monarchy in early modern England; Chapter 2 Leicester and his ghosts; Chapter 3 Amici principis: imagining the good favorite; Chapter 4 Poisoning favor; Chapter 5 Erotic favoritism as a language of corruption in early modern drama; Chapter 6 "What pleased the prince": Edward II and the imbalanced constitution; Chapter 7 Instrumental favoritism and the uses of Roman history; Afterword: "In a true sense there is no Monarchy"; Notes; Index
Summary Using analysis of literary texts, this study examines the ideological underpinnings of the heated controversies surrounding powerful royal favorites and the idea of favoritism in the late Elizabethan and early Stuart period. Perry introduces the reader to new ways of thinking about the prehistory of English republican thought
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Favorites, Royal, in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
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