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The Resource Alterations of state : sacred kingship in the English Reformation, Richard C. McCoy

Alterations of state : sacred kingship in the English Reformation, Richard C. McCoy

Label
Alterations of state : sacred kingship in the English Reformation
Title
Alterations of state
Title remainder
sacred kingship in the English Reformation
Statement of responsibility
Richard C. McCoy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Traditional notions of sacred kingship became both more grandiose and more problematic during England's turbulent sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The reformation launched by Henry VIII and his claims for royal supremacy and divine right rule led to the suppression of the Mass, as the host and crucifix were overshadowed by royal iconography and pageantry. These changes began a religious controversy in England that would lead to civil war, regicide, restoration, and ultimately, revolution." "Richard McCoy shows that, amid these sometimes cataclysmic Alterations of State, writers like John Skelton, Shakespeare, John Milton, and Andrew Marvell grappled with the idea of kingship and its symbolic and substantive power. Their artistic representations of the crown reveal the passion and ambivalence with which the English viewed their royal leaders. While these writers differed on the fundamental questions of the day - Skelton was a staunch defender of the English monarchy and traditional religion, Milton was a radical opponent of both, and Shakespeare and Marvell were more equivocal - they shared an abiding fascination with the royal presence or, sometimes more tellingly, the royal absence."--Jacket
  • "Traditional notions of sacred kingship became both more grandiose and more problematic during England's turbulent sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The reformation launched by Henry VIII and his claims for royal supremacy and divine right rule led to the suppression of the Mass, as the host and crucifix were overshadowed by royal iconography and pageantry. These changes began a religious controversy in England that would lead to civil war, regicide, restoration, and ultimately, revolution." "Richard McCoy shows that, amid these sometimes cataclysmic Alterations of State, writers like John Skelton, Shakespeare, John Milton, and Andrew Marvell grappled with the idea of kingship and its symbolic and substantive power. Their artistic representations of the crown reveal the passion and ambivalence with which the English viewed their royal leaders. While these writers differed on the fundamental questions of the day - Skelton was a staunch defender of the English monarchy and traditional religion, Milton was a radical opponent of both, and Shakespeare and Marvell were more equivocal - they shared an abiding fascination with the royal presence or, sometimes more tellingly, the royal absence."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCoy, Richard C.
Dewey number
820.9/352351
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.K55
LC item number
M34 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Kings and rulers in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Kings and rulers
  • Church and state in literature
  • State, The, in literature
  • Holy, The, in literature
  • Monarchy in literature
  • Politics and literature
Label
Alterations of state : sacred kingship in the English Reformation, Richard C. McCoy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Real presence to royal presence -- Sacred space: John Skelton and Westminster's royal sepulcher -- Rites of memory: Shakespeare and the Elizabethan compromise -- Idolizing kings: John Milton and Stuart rule -- Sacramental to sentimental: Andrew Marvell and the restoration
Control code
48098387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 218 pages
Isbn
9780231126168
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001047739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Alterations of state : sacred kingship in the English Reformation, Richard C. McCoy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Real presence to royal presence -- Sacred space: John Skelton and Westminster's royal sepulcher -- Rites of memory: Shakespeare and the Elizabethan compromise -- Idolizing kings: John Milton and Stuart rule -- Sacramental to sentimental: Andrew Marvell and the restoration
Control code
48098387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 218 pages
Isbn
9780231126168
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001047739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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