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By Kingsley-Smith

Cupid turned a well-liked determine within the literary and visible tradition of post-Reformation England. He served to articulate and debate the hot Protestant thought of wish, inspiring a depressing model of affection tragedy during which Cupid kills. yet he used to be additionally implicated in different controversies, because the item of idolatrous, Catholic worship and as an adversary to woman rule: Elizabeth I's encounters with Cupid have been a very important characteristic of her image-construction and altered subtly all through her reign. masking a wide selection of fabric corresponding to work, trademarks and jewelry, yet focusing almost always on poetry and drama, together with works through Sidney, Shakespeare, Marlowe and Spenser, Kingsley-Smith illuminates the Protestant fight to classify and keep watch over hope and the ways that Cupid disrupted this strategy. An unique viewpoint on early sleek wish, the e-book will attract someone drawn to the literature, drama, gender politics and paintings background of the English Renaissance.

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