The Early Modern Medea

Medea in English Literature, 1558–1688

  • Katherine Heavey

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Katherine Heavey
    Pages 1-21
  3. Katherine Heavey
    Pages 22-50
  4. Katherine Heavey
    Pages 51-83
  5. Katherine Heavey
    Pages 84-118
  6. Katherine Heavey
    Pages 119-156
  7. Katherine Heavey
    Pages 157-189
  8. Katherine Heavey
    Pages 190-202
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 203-273

About this book


This is the first book-length study of early modern English approaches to Medea, the classical witch and infanticide who exercised a powerful sway over literary and cultural imagination in the period 1558-1688. It encompasses poetry, prose and drama, and translation, tragedy, comedy and political writing.


Comic drama English literature Imagination Middle Ages poetry prose

Authors and affiliations

  • Katherine Heavey
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK

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