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Introduction

Elizabeth I in Writing
  • Donatella Montini
  • Iolanda Plescia
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Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Abstract

This introduction aims to place the collection within a field of scholarship on Elizabeth I as a writer which, although well established, has emerged relatively recently. The aim of the book is to take a closer, updated look at the role that textuality plays in Queen Elizabeth’s life as a powerful, ruling monarch. A range of diverse approaches are adopted here to shed light both on the queen considered as an author in her own right and as someone whose authority is also reflected in, or produced by, the writing of others, with special regard to the important Anglo–Italian connection: linguistic and philological analyses are offered along with literary and cultural-historical explorations, bringing together a number of authors who have contributed to illuminate the multifaceted written production of Elizabeth I.

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© The Author(s) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donatella Montini
    • 1
  • Iolanda Plescia
    • 1
  1. 1.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

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