Royalist Identities

Royalist Identities

by Jerome de Groot

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Overview

Royalist Identities shifts the emphasis from the question 'What is Royalism?' to 'What did Royalism want to be?' The texts analyzed show how Royalism was concerned with the construction of a set of binary roles and behavioural models designed to perpetuate a certain paradigm of social stability. de Groot deploys theories of identity to analyze the literature and culture of this important period- including the works of Milton, Marvell, Herrick and Cowley, amongst others - and in particular to discuss the formation and construction of an ideologically inflected cultural and social identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403919007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/10/2004
Series: Early Modern Literature in History , #14199
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

JEROME DE GROOT has lectured in English at the University of Huddersfield, University of Wales, Bangor and University College, Dublin. He has published chapters in books and articles in The Seventeenth Century and The English Historical Review, and held research fellowships at Oxford, Harvard, UCLA and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Abbreviations Preface Introduction 'But the Picture, but the signe of a King': The Legal Space of Self and Nation The Royalist Reader 'The late strangenesse betweeene us': Invasion, Excrement and Recognition Gorgeous Gorgons: Royalist Women Fragmentation of the Body and the End of Identity Notes Bibliography Index

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