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Politics, transgression, and representation at the Court of Charles II

Author: Julia Marciari Alexander; Catharine MacLeod
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale Center for British Art ; London : Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2007.
Series: Studies in British art, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The return of Charles II to the English throne after eleven years of interregnum heralded the beginning of a new era in which the court was characterized by the licentious behavior of the new king. This book brings together ten distinguished scholars of history, literature, music, theater, and art to explore the political and cultural implications of the court's transgressive new character. With particular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Politics, transgression, and representation at the Court of Charles II.
New Haven, CT : Yale Center for British Art ; London : Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608408618
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Marciari Alexander; Catharine MacLeod
ISBN: 9780300116564 030011656X
OCLC Number: 173498851
Description: xix, 268 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm.
Contents: "Thy longing country's darling and desire": aesthetics, sex, and politics in the England of Charles II / Kevin Sharpe --
"There is none that loves him but drunk whores and whoremongers": popular criticisms of the Restoration court / Tim Harris --
Love pleasant, love unfortunate: women in seventeenth-century popular prints / Sheila O'Connell --
The "Windsor beauties" and the beauties series in Restoration England / Catharine MacLeod, Julia Marciari Alexander --
Sites of instruction: Andrew Marvell and the tropes of Restoration portraiture / Steven N. Zwicker --
"Subdued by a famous Roman dame": picturing foreignness, notoriety, and prerogative in the portraits of Hortense Mancini, Duchess Mazarin / Susan Shifrin --
The female politician in the late Stuart Age / Rachel Weil --
The apotheosis of absolutism and the interrupted masque: theater, music, and monarchy in Restoration England / Andrew R. Walkling --
Celebrity erotics: Pepys, performance, and painted ladies / Joseph Roach.
Series Title: Studies in British art, 18.
Responsibility: edited by Julia Marciari Alexander and Catharine MacLeod.

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