Imaginary betrayals : subjectivity and the discourses of treason in early Modern England (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Imaginary betrayals : subjectivity and the discourses of treason in early Modern England
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Imaginary betrayals : subjectivity and the discourses of treason in early Modern England

Author: Karen Cunningham
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2002.
Series: [The Middle Ages series].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Referring to the extensive early modern literature on the subject of treason, Imaginary Betrayals reveals how and to what extent ideas of proof and grounds for conviction were subject to prosecutorial construction during the Tudor period. Karen Cunningham looks at contemporary records of three prominent cases in order to demonstrate the degree to which the imagination was used to prove treason: the 1542 attainder  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Cunningham
ISBN: 0812236408 9780812236408
OCLC Number: 47650829
Description: 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "Fugitive Forms": Imagining the Realm --
2. Female Fidelities on Trial --
3. Masculinity, Affiliation, and Rootlessness --
4. Secrecy and the Epistolary Self.
Series Title: [The Middle Ages series].
Responsibility: Karen Cunningham.

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"The definition of treason was so contested and the process of the prosecution so fluid that the trials Cunningham explores provide important resources for those interested in the early modern  Read more...

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Cunningham's is an undeniably important study, central in many respects to the cultural history of the period, and a timely contribution to the new and growing field of Law and Literature. * Read more...

 
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