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Marvelous Protestantism : monstrous births in post-Reformation England

Author: Julie Crawford
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In post-Reformation England, 'monster' could mean both a horrible aberration and a divine embodiment. Julie Crawford examines accounts of monstrous births in popular pamphlets, as well as their graphic illustrations, demonstrating how Protestant reformers used these accounts for their own ends -- inside front cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Crawford
ISBN: 0801881129 9780801881121 9781421405865 1421405865
OCLC Number: 56924684
Description: x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Protestant reform and the fashion monster --
"The mother of a monster, and not of an orderly birth": women and the signs of disorder --
Forms of imperfect union --
Heedless women, headless monsters, and the wars of religion --
The ranters monster and the "children of God" --
The signs of the times.
Responsibility: Julie Crawford.
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