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Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen

Elizabeth I and the Cult of the Virgin Mary

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Was Elizabeth I worshipped by her subjects? Many twentieth-century scholars have suggested that the Virgin Queen was a cult-figure who replaced the Virgin Mary. But how could this be in a Protestant state officially opposed to idolatry? Helen Hackett examines these issues through readings of a wide variety of Elizabethan texts. She traces some of the cross-currents in Elizabethan culture, and considers both Elizabeth and the Virgin Mary in terms of the history of representations of gender, sexuality and power.

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Titel: Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen
Autoren/Herausgeber: H. Hackett
Ausgabe: 1994

ISBN/EAN: 9780333566640

Seitenzahl: 303
Format: 21,6 x 14 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 551 g
Sprache: Englisch

HELEN HACKETT is a Lecturer in the Department of English at University College London. She studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and was a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. She has written articles on women and writing in the Renaissance.

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