Bringing the house down: religion and the household in Marlowe's Jew of Malta

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleBringing the house down: religion and the household in Marlowe's Jew of Malta Author(S)CHLOE PREEDY (Author)
Abstract  Christopher Marlowe's depictions of religious conflict engage with major political and national issues, but they also acknowledge the domestic implications of such conflict. In sixteenth-century England, theological dissent split households as well as nations, and Marlowe introduces his audiences to characters who cite religious precedents to justify domestic treason: committed in the name of religion, their actions fracture families, and turn servants against masters. ...Paginationp 163-179
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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