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Sovereign amity: figures of friendship in Shakespearean contexts

Sovereign amity: figures of friendship in Shakespearean contexts

Shannon, Laurie

Renaissance formulations of friendship cast the friend as 'another self' and idealised a pair of friends as 'one soul in two bodies'. This work puts stress on the likeness of friends into context

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Chicago, Ill.; London: University of Chicago Press, 2002
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Statement of responsibility: Laurie Shannon
ISBN: 0226749665, 0226749673, 9780226749662, 9780226749679
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 232p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Views on friendship.; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Manners and customs.; Shakespeare, William; Friendship in literature.; Kings and rulers in literature.; English literature

Contents

  1. List of Illustrations
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Prologue: "Soveraigne Amitie"
  4. PART ONE: THE SOVEREIGN SUBJECT
  5. 1. The Early Modern Politics of Likeness
  6. Sovereign Reader-Subjects and Listening Kings
  7. 2. Chaste Associations in Cary’s Tragedy of Mariam
  8. Sexual Mixtures, Same-Sex Friendship, and the Genders of Integrity
  9. 3. Professing Friendship
  10. Erotic Prerogatives and "Human Title" in The Two Noble Kinsmen
  11. PART TWO: THE SUBJECTED SOVEREIGN
  12. 4. Ungoverned States
  13. Friendship, Mignonnerie, and the Private Monarch
  14. 5. The False Prince and the True Subject
  15. Friendship and Public Institutions in Edward II and The Henriad
  16. 6. Friendship’s Offices
  17. True Speech and Artificial Bodies in The Winter’s Tale
  18. Epilogue: Magna Civitas, Magna Solitudo
  19. Bureaucratic Forms and Civic Conditions
  20. Bibliography
  21. Index

Author note

Laurie Shannon is the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English Literature at Northwestern University.