Mother Queens and Princely Sons

Rogue Madonnas in the Age of Shakespeare

  • Authors
  • Sid Ray

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

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This study explores representations of the Madonna and Child in early modern culture. It considers the mother and son as a conceptual, religio-political unit and examines the ways in which that unit was embodied and performed. Of primary interest is the way mothers derived agency from bearing incipient rulers.


concept culture god Macbeth Madonna politics William Shakespeare

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