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Magic and masculinity in early modern English drama / Ian McAdam.

Author / Creator McAdam, Ian, 1960-
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pa. : Duquesne University Press, c2009.
Description 466 p. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Series Medieval & Renaissance literary studies
Medieval and Renaissance literary studies.
Subject English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Magic in literature.
Masculinity in literature.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
Magic in literature.
Masculinity in literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7913898
ISBN 9780820704241 (cloth : alk. paper)
0820704245 (cloth : alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The prevalent worldview of early modern England, shaped by Protestantism, dismissed magical belief as an ideological delusion inherent to Catholicism, while also encouraging a strong sense of individualism, through which a new masculinity found expression. This study asks why, then, did magical self-empowerment retain such a hold on that society's imagination?"--Provided by publisher.

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