Civil Idolatry: Desacralising and Monarchy in Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton
By: Richard F. Hardin (author)Hardback
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This work discusses important texts that scrutinize the cult of monarchy in light of the injunction against idolatry. When Milton deplored the civil kind of idolatry, he echoed a significant theme in earlier texts -- Erasmus's political writings, Spenser, and Shakespeare's political plays. Milton redefines conquest and fatherhood in response to contemporary monarchists' patriarchalism and conquest-theory.
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