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The Resource Politicizing domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve, Laura Lunger Knoppers

Politicizing domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve, Laura Lunger Knoppers

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Politicizing domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve
Title
Politicizing domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lunger Knoppers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bringing together literary texts, political and household writings, and visual images, Politicizing Domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve traces how the language of the domestic became a powerful and contested tool of political propaganda in representations of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, Oliver and Elizabeth Cromwell, and Milton's Adam and Eve. The book reconstitutes a lively seventeenth-century discourse that ranges from van Dyck portraiture to political texts such as Eikon Basilike and Kings Cabinet Opened, to cookery books attributed to Henrietta Maria and Elizabeth Cromwell, to Milton's Paradise Lost. Extensive archival materials are drawn upon, including holograph letters, legal documents, little-known portraits and early readers' marginalia. Challenging previous binaries of public and private, political and domestic, Knoppers demonstrates that the domestication of the royal family image is an important and largely unrecognized legacy of the English Revolution. The study will appeal to scholars of political and cultural history, literature, book history and women's studies"--
  • "On the evidence of novels, poetry and paintings, the Victorians were obsessed with the English Revolution. Imagining the British past as prototype of an idealized present, the Victorian cult of domesticity drew upon the image of the Caroline royal family. Frederick Goodall's 1853 An Episode in the Happier Days of Charles I (fig. 1) depicts Charles I, Henrietta Maria and their young children feeding geese, while on a royal shallop barge moving slowly down the Thames. A characteristically van Dyckian Charles I, sporting long hair, brushed-up moustache and pointed beard, dressed in a black silk doublet with falling ruff collar, and wearing his lesser George medallion, stands over his seated wife and daughter. Henrietta Maria, her hair stylishly dressed in side ringlets, wears a deep rose satin gown with an elaborate collar and large, puff sleeves; holding a King Charles spaniel in her lap, the queen attends closely to her rosy and plump-cheeked young daughter, who is feeding two large swans"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
941.06/20922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA380
LC item number
.K66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Politicizing domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve, Laura Lunger Knoppers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The sceptre and the distaff: mapping the domestic in Caroline royal family portraiture; 2. 'Deare heart': framing the royal couple in The Kings Cabinet Opened; 3. Material legacies: family matters in Eikon Basilike and Eikonoklastes; 4. Recipes for royalism: Henrietta Maria and The Queens Closet Opened; 5. 'Protectresse and a drudge': the court and cookery of Elizabeth Cromwell; 6. 'No fear lest dinner coole': Milton's housewives and the politics of Eden; Afterword; Works cited
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 225 p.
Isbn
9781107007888
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011021223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn728892104
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793788102
Label
Politicizing domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve, Laura Lunger Knoppers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The sceptre and the distaff: mapping the domestic in Caroline royal family portraiture; 2. 'Deare heart': framing the royal couple in The Kings Cabinet Opened; 3. Material legacies: family matters in Eikon Basilike and Eikonoklastes; 4. Recipes for royalism: Henrietta Maria and The Queens Closet Opened; 5. 'Protectresse and a drudge': the court and cookery of Elizabeth Cromwell; 6. 'No fear lest dinner coole': Milton's housewives and the politics of Eden; Afterword; Works cited
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 225 p.
Isbn
9781107007888
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011021223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn728892104
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793788102

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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