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Kings and rulers in literature
Contents: The historical context: an overview -- The Elizabethan world order: from divinity to dust -- Sin, death and the prince of darkness -- The seven cardinal virtues -- Kingship -- Patriarchy, family authority and gender relationships -- Man in his place -- Images of disorder: the religious context -- The contemporary political context -- The literary context -- The context of tragedy -- The family context -- Sins, transgressions, subversions and reversals.