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By Kingsley-Smith

Cupid turned a favored determine within the literary and visible tradition of post-Reformation England. He served to articulate and debate the hot Protestant thought of hope, inspiring a depressing model of affection tragedy within which Cupid kills. yet he was once additionally implicated in different controversies, because the item of idolatrous, Catholic worship and as an adversary to lady rule: Elizabeth I's encounters with Cupid have been a vital function of her image-construction and altered subtly all through her reign. protecting a large choice of fabric resembling work, trademarks and jewelry, yet focusing in most cases on poetry and drama, together with works by means of Sidney, Shakespeare, Marlowe and Spenser, Kingsley-Smith illuminates the Protestant fight to classify and keep an eye on hope and the ways that Cupid disrupted this strategy. An unique standpoint on early smooth wish, the ebook will attract someone drawn to the literature, drama, gender politics and artwork heritage of the English Renaissance.

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