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Mother Queens and Princely Sons

Changing beliefs about the Virgin and her relationship with Christ had a tremendous impact on early modern culture, religious thought, and daily life. The development of Marian authority, with its latent potential to upset gender and power hierarchies, gradually worked to undermine medieval legal traditions such as marital coverture and the king's two bodies. In this exploration of the Madonna and Child's historical and cultural reverberations, Sid Ray examines historical queens who appropriated Marianisms to establish authority as well as representations of mothers and sons in early modern drama, arguing that they contested Protestant patriarchal authority and helped to reframe the operation of political power.
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Madonna, Child and Early Modern Accolated Bodies 'Above God himselfe': The Rogue Madonna and Her Daughter Queens 'A joyful mother of two goodly sons': The Madonna of Ephesus and Her Disruptive Twins 'So troubled with the mother': The Politics of Pregnancy in The Duchess of Malfi 'Partner[s] of Greatness': The Madonnas of Macbeth 'A shall not tread on me': Motherless Boys from Titus Andronicus to The Winter's Tale

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Sid Ray is a professor of English and Women s and Gender Studies at Pace University.


'A fascinating study that deals with an aspect of early modern Marian imagery in theatrical contexts that has not yet been explored. This work is an important contribution to the ongoing scholarly consideration of Marian theatrical invocations.' - Regina Buccola, associate professor of English, Roosevelt University, USA

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