Solomonic Iconography in Early Stuart England (Studies in British History S. v. 63)

Solomonic Iconography in Early Stuart England (Studies in British History S. v. 63)

By: William Tate (author)Hardback

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Solomon was the most prominant figure in English Jacobean symbolism - symbolising the struggle between aspiration and scepticism - a struggle with manifestations in almost every aspect of that culture. This book shows the ways in which the images were used, both consistantly and inconsistantly.


Part 1 Introduction: Solomon's wisdom - Solomon's folly. Part 2 building Solomon's Temple: King James as "Defensor Fidei"; the plitics of doctrine - Solomon again Roman Catholicism; "a monster of the divine providence" - Solomon and gunpowder; the politcs of disicline - Solomon against Puritanism; Solomon and conformity. Part 3 temple and empire: enter the Queen of Sheba; Marlowe's Solomon; Jonson's Solomon. Part 4: Bacon's Solomon; Bacon's temple; Bacon's empire; "The New Alantis" coda - the Whitehall ceiling. Part 5: King Charles and Milton's Solomon; Solomon's song at court; Milton's "divine pastoral drama"; apocalyptic pastoral; Sabrina's crown and Psyche's side; Solomon's song and Solomon's sin; Milton's Solomon.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773474673
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780773474673
  • ISBN10: 0773474676

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