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- DescriptionFor writers in the early modern period, thinking about royal favorites inevitably meant thinking about the uneasy intersection of the personal and the public in a political system traditionally organized around patronage and intimacy. Depictions of favoritism - in a variety of texts including plays, poems, libels, and pamphlets - explore the most fundamental ideological questions concerning personal monarchy and the early modern public sphere, questions about the nature and limits of prerogative and about the enfranchisement or otherwise of subjects. In this study, Curtis Perry 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 argues that the discourse of corrupt favoritism is this period's most important ufficial vehicle for exploring constitutional unease concerning the nature and limits of personal monarchy within the balanced English constitution.
- Author BiographyCurtis Perry is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University. He is the author of The Making of Jacobean Culture: James I and the Renegotiation of Elizabethan Literary Practice (Cambridge University Press, 1997), the editor of Material Culture and Cultural Materialisms in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (2001), and has had numerous articles and chapters published on the subject of early modern English literature and culture.
- Author(s)Curtis Perry
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication16/02/2006
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight670 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine22 mm
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