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Queenship and Power

The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I

Editors: Beem, C. (Ed.)

  •       GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE: The book looks at Elizabeth's diplomacy well beyond European borders, particularly in the Middle East and India.
  •       CUTTINGEDGE: The book investigates the historical interplay of domestic and foreign policy, currently a hot area of inquiry.
  •       INTERDISCIPLINARY: The collection includes contributions from both literary scholars and historians.
  •       NEW PERSPECTIVE ON ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND: The contributors explore how the English conceptualized themselves under Elizabeth, and how diplomatic factors affected debates over Elizabeth's legitimacy and domestic religious disputes.
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About this book

This edited volume brings together a collection of provocative essays examining a number of different facets of Elizabethan foreign affairs, encompassing England and The British Isles, Europe, and the dynamic civilization of Islam. As an entirely domestic queen who never physically left her realm, Elizabeth I cast an inordinately wide shadow in the world around her. The essays is this volume collectively reveal a queen and her kingdom much more connected and integrated into a much wider world than usually discussed in conventional studies of Elizabethan foreign affairs.

About the authors

Charles Beem is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke, USA, and the author of the Palgrave titles The Lioness Roared, The Royal Minorities of Early Modern England, and, most recently, The Name of a Queen: William Fleetwood's Itinerarium ad Windsor.

Reviews

"Why did Elizabeth I never leave England, and what diplomatic issues did this fact of her monarchy create? The nimble essays collected in this volume ponder the condition of a thoroughly domesticated monarch in foreign contexts and are divided into three parts, each addressing one area of the diplomatic arena. . . . Scholars and graduate students interested in the emergent global presence of England at the close of Elizabeth's reign would benefit from this volume. The essays would also be useful for assignment to upper division undergraduates to stimulate engagement with notions of early modern gender and of emergent economies and commerce, as well as political economy." - Journal of British Studies
 
"Charles Beem has brought together an interesting and diverse collection of essays [. . .] this is a very valuable work." - Sixteenth Century Journal

"Covering a wide range of topics - from Elizabeth I's exchanges with the rulers of Morocco, Persia, and Russia to the representation of piracy on the English stage - this collection of essays offers fresh and lively perspectives on the queen's diplomacy and England's foreign relations. The authors do a fine job of integrating issues of gender with England's commercial and strategic interests." - Susan Doran, Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in History at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford

"This is one of the most interesting books on Elizabeth I's international relations to appear for some time. It introduces new material and takes our view of the Elizabethan regime's diplomacy and cultural relations well beyond Europe, where enquiries to date have largely been contained. The book opens a dialogue between the traditionally separate spheres of foreign and domestic policy-making, offering new and interesting perspectives on the importance of domestic public opinion, commercial imperatives and works of literature" - Glenn Richardson, Reader in Early-Modern History, St Mary's University College, UK

"The editor, through careful scaffolding and thoughtful organization, has crafted an arrangement that covers much ground to significant effect ... Scho0lars and graduate students interested in the emergent global presence of England at the close of Elizabeth's reign would benefit from this volume. The essays would also be useful for assignment to upper division undergraduates to stimulate engagement with notions of early modern gender and of emergent economies and commerce, as well as political economy." - The Journal of British Studies

 

"Charles Beem has brought together an interesting and diverse collection of essays […] this is a very valuable work." - Sixteenth Century Journal

"Covering a wide range of topics - from Elizabeth I's exchanges with the rulers of Morocco, Persia, and Russia to the representation of piracy on the English stage - this collection of essays offers fresh and lively perspectives on the queen's diplomacy and England's foreign relations. The authors do a fine job of integrating issues of gender with England's commercial and strategic interests." - Susan Doran, Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in History at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford

"This is one of the most interesting books on Elizabeth I's international relations to appear for some time. It introduces new material and takes our view of the Elizabethan regime's diplomacy and cultural relations well beyond Europe, where enquiries to date have largely been contained. The book opens a dialogue between the traditionally separate spheres of foreign and domestic policy-making, offering new and interesting perspectives on the importance of domestic public opinion, commercial imperatives and works of literature" - Glenn Richardson, Reader in Early-Modern History, St Mary's University College, UK

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Why Elizabeth Never Left England

    Beem, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Princess Cecilia’s Visitation to England, 1565–1566

    Martin, Nathan

    Pages 27-44

  • The “Song on Queen Elizabeth”: Coins, Clocks, and the Stuff of Political Satire in Dublin, 1560

    Siegfried, B. R.

    Pages 45-74

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Reaction to the ST. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

    Probasco, Nate

    Pages 77-100

  • The Tsar and the Queen: “You Speak a Language that I Understand Not”

    Bertolet, Anna Riehl

    Pages 101-123

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  • ISBN 978-0-230-11855-3
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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $30.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59641-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I
Editors
  • C. Beem
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Charles Beem
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11855-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230118553
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11214-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-59641-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 231
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