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Civil vengeance : literature, culture, and early modern revenge / Emily L. King.

Author/Creator:
King, Emily L., 1982- author.
Publication:
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 170 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Revenge in literature.
Civil society in literature.
Revenge -- Social aspects -- England -- History.
Civil society in literature.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
English literature -- Early modern.
Revenge in literature.
Revenge -- Social aspects.
England.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"Civil Vengeance changes how we understand retribution and uncovers an archive of revenge literature in early modern England. Shifting attention from episodic revenge to quotidian forms, the author theorizes the manner in which retaliation informs identity formation, interpersonal relationships, and the construction of the social body in early modern England"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction : playing the long game
Teaching revenge : social aspiration and the fragmented subject of early modern conduct books
Feeling revenge : emotional transmission and contagious vengeance in Donne's Deaths duell
Fantasizing about revenge : vagrancy and the formation of the social body in Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI and Nashe's The unfortunate traveller
Commemorating revenge : mourning, memory, and retributive alternatives in the English interregnum
Afterword : what remains of civil vengeance?.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: King, Emily L., 1982- author. Civil vengeance
ISBN:
9781501739651
1501739654
OCLC:
1078893138
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