Doubtful and Dangerous
Doubtful and Dangerous

Doubtful and Dangerous

The Question of Succession in Late Elizabethan England

Editorial:
Manchester University Press
ISBN:
978-0-7190-8606-9
Doubtful and dangerous examines the pivotal influence of the succession question on the politics, religion and culture of the post-Armada years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Although... Más información
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Editorial:
Manchester University Press
Encuadernación:
Cartoné
Idioma de publicación :
Inglés
ISBN:
978-0-7190-8606-9
EAN:
9780719086069
Dimensiones:
2340 x 1560 mm.
Peso:
698 gramos
Nº páginas:
338
Fecha publicación :
31-10-2014
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    Doubtful and dangerous examines the pivotal influence of the succession question on the politics, religion and culture of the post-Armada years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Although the earlier Elizabethan succession controversy has long captured the interest of historians and literary scholars, the later period has suffered from relative obscurity. Our book remedies this situation. Taking a thematic and interdisciplinary approach, individual essays demonstrate that key late Elizabethan texts - literary, political and polemical - cannot be understood without reference to the succession. The essays also reveal how the issue affected court politics, lay at the heart of religious disputes (notably the Archpriest controversy), stimulated constitutional innovation, and shaped archipelagic and continental relationships. By situating the topic within its historiographical and chronological contexts, the editors offer a revised account of the whole reign, challenging many established interpretations. The book brings together scholars from the fields of literature and history working in England and the US. Most are distinguished academics, such as Patrick Collinson whose last work is published here; others are younger scholars who are already making their mark on early modern studies. Interdisciplinary in scope and spanning the crucial transition from the Tudors to the Stuarts, the book will be indispensable to scholars and students of early modern British and Irish history, literature, religion, and culture.

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