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Queenship and Power

Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies

Editors: Bertolet, Anna Riehl (Ed.)

  • Collects cutting-edge scholarship on early modern queenship
  • Features leading scholars in the field of queenship studies
  • Includes a wide range of angles and approaches to the study of queens in the early modern period 
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About this book

The essays in this book traverse two centuries of queens and their afterlives—historical, mythological, and literary. They speak of the significant and subtle ways that queens leave their mark on the culture they inhabit, focusing on gender, marriage, national identity, diplomacy, and representations of queens in literature. Elizabeth I looms large in this volume, but the interrogation of queenship extends from Elizabeth's historical counterparts, such as Anne Boleyn and Catherine de Medici, to her fictional echoes in the pages of John Lyly, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, Mary Wroth, John Milton, and Margaret Cavendish. Celebrating and building on the renowned scholarship of Carole Levin, Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies exemplifies a range of innovative approaches to examining women and power in the early modern period.

About the authors

Anna Riehl Bertolet is Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, USA. She is the author of The Face of Queenship: Early Modern Representations of Elizabeth I (2010); and co-editor of Tudor Court Culture (2010), A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen 1500-1650: Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts (2016), and Creating the Premodern in the Postmodern Classroom: Creativity in Early English Literature and History Courses (forthcoming from ACMRS, 2018).

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“This impressive collection makes a significant contribution to our understanding of queenship.  The engaging essays range across centuries and disciplinary boundaries, exploring subjects as diverse as early modern fairy tales, Anne Boleyn’s coronation pageants, Elizabeth I as a godmother, Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World, and more.  In their richness and variety, they are a fitting tribute to groundbreaking scholar Carole Levin.” (Mary Villeponteaux, Professor of Literature, Georgia Southern University, USA)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Studies of Queens in Honor of Carole Levin

    Bertolet, Anna

    Pages 1-15

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  • Queenship and Power: The Heart and Stomach of a Book Series

    Beem, Charles

    Pages 19-28

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  • Did Elizabeth’s Gender Really Matter?

    Doran, Susan

    Pages 31-52

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  • A Great Reckoning in a Little Room: Elizabeth, Essex, and Royal Interruptions

    Loomis, Catherine

    Pages 53-66

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  • “We Are Such Stuff”: Absolute Feminine Power vs. Cinematic Myth-Making in Julie Taymor’s Tempest (2010)

    Stavreva, Kirilka

    Pages 67-80

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64048-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 119,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64047-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies
Editors
  • Anna Riehl Bertolet
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64048-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64048-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64047-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 397
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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