Legalizing Love: Desire, Divorce, and the Law in Early Modern English Literature and Culture;
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Legalizing Love: Desire, Divorce, and the Law in Early Modern English Literature and Culture;

Desire, Divorce, and the Law in Early Modern English Literature and Culture
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Many recent studies have investigated the significance of early modern marriage but none consider divorce and the debates it generated although both were of central importance to the period This work demonstrates that Protestant debates about divorce following Henry VIII s annulment and subsequent religious break from Rome facilitated England s larger negotiation between medieval and modern values institutions and attitudes toward the state The book considers poems plays and courtly and religious literature by More Sidney Shakespeare Jonson and others to demonstrate how the early modern debate over divorce became a vehicle for exploring both the role of marriage in the state and the freedom of individuals within marriage Through imagining the possibility of divorce early modern English writers further explored questions about the individual s relation to God law government and society After Marriage fills a gap in scholarly discussions of early modern marriage and the book is addressed to scholars and researchers in early modern literary studies history religious studies and legal studies Ungelesenes vollständiges Exemplar in sehr gutem Zustand mit leichten Lagerspuren als Mängelexemplar gekennzeichnet Rechnung mit MwSt Bestellungen bis 15 Uhr werden am gleichen Werktag verschickt

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ISBN-13:
9783836425360
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
212
Autor:
Ronit Berger
Gewicht:
345 g
SKU:
INF1000272673
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Many recent studies have investigated the significance of early modern marriage, but none consider divorce and the debates it generated, although both were of central importance to the period. This work demonstrates that Protestant debates about divorce following Henry VIII s annulment and subsequent religious break from Rome facilitated England s larger negotiation between medieval and modern values, institutions, and attitudes toward the state. The book considers poems, plays, and courtly and religious literature by More, Sidney, Shakespeare, Jonson, and others to demonstrate how the early modern debate over divorce became a vehicle for exploring both the role of marriage in the state and the freedom of individuals within marriage. Through imagining the possibility of divorce, early modern English writers further explored questions about the individual s relation to God, law, government, and society. After Marriage fills a gap in scholarly discussions of early modern marriage, and the book is addressed to scholars and researchers in early modern literary studies, history, religious studies, and legal studies.