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The Resource The politics of court scandal in early modern England : news culture and the Overbury affair, 1603-1660, Alastair Bellany

The politics of court scandal in early modern England : news culture and the Overbury affair, 1603-1660, Alastair Bellany

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The politics of court scandal in early modern England : news culture and the Overbury affair, 1603-1660
Title
The politics of court scandal in early modern England
Title remainder
news culture and the Overbury affair, 1603-1660
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Alastair Bellany
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the first detailed study of the political significance of the seventeenth century's most notorious and sensational court scandal, the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury. The book rejects earlier approaches to the history of court scandal, assuming neither that scandal inevitably undermined royal authority nor that courtiers' salacious behaviour was politically irrelevant. Instead, the book adopts a multilayered, interdisciplinary approach to the Overbury affair and its complex political meanings. It explores the factional politics that made and destroyed Overbury and his murderers, reconstructs the news culture through which information about the scandal circulated, analyses the creation and composition of the early Stuart 'public', and decodes the representations of the affair that were produced and consumed during 1615-16 and in subsequent decades. By situating the Overbury case in both short- and long-term political contexts, the book suggests that court scandal deserves a place among the cultural origins of the English revolution."--Jacket
  • "This is the first detailed study of the political significance of the seventeenth century's most notorious and sensational court scandal, the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury. The book rejects earlier approaches to the history of court scandal, assuming neither that scandal inevitably undermined royal authority nor that courtiers' salacious behaviour was politically irrelevant. Instead, the book adopts a multilayered, interdisciplinary approach to the Overbury affair and its complex political meanings. It explores the factional politics that made and destroyed Overbury and his murderers, reconstructs the news culture through which information about the scandal circulated, analyses the creation and composition of the early Stuart 'public', and decodes the representations of the affair that were produced and consumed during 1615-16 and in subsequent decades. By situating the Overbury case in both short- and long-term political contexts, the book suggests that court scandal deserves a place among the cultural origins of the English revolution."--BOOK JACKET
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1968-
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Bellany, Alastair James
Dewey number
942.06
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA391.1.O94
LC item number
B45 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in early modern history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scandals
  • Murder
  • Nobility
  • Journalism
  • Overbury, Thomas
  • Somerset, Frances Howard Carr
  • Carr, Robert
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The politics of court scandal in early modern England : news culture and the Overbury affair, 1603-1660, Alastair Bellany
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-301) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Poison in the fountain: understanding the politics of Jacobean court scandal -- 1. The court politics of the Overbury scandal -- 2. News culture and the Overbury affair -- 3. The sins of the Overbury affair -- 4. 'The powder poison': popish plots and the Overbury scandal -- 5. Stamping the print of justice? Vengeance, mercy and repentance -- 6. Afterlives: the Overbury affair as history and memory -- Bibliography
Control code
47120362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780521782890
Lccn
2001037394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47120362
Label
The politics of court scandal in early modern England : news culture and the Overbury affair, 1603-1660, Alastair Bellany
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Poison in the fountain: understanding the politics of Jacobean court scandal -- 1. The court politics of the Overbury scandal -- 2. News culture and the Overbury affair -- 3. The sins of the Overbury affair -- 4. 'The powder poison': popish plots and the Overbury scandal -- 5. Stamping the print of justice? Vengeance, mercy and repentance -- 6. Afterlives: the Overbury affair as history and memory -- Bibliography
Control code
47120362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780521782890
Lccn
2001037394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47120362

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