Cupid in Early Modern Literature and Culture
Cupid became a popular figure in the literary and visual culture of post-Reformation England. He served to articulate and debate the new Protestant theory of desire, inspiring a dark version of love tragedy in which Cupid kills. But he was also implicated in other controversies, as the object of idolatrous, Catholic worship and as an adversary to female rule: Elizabeth I's...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published September 9th 2010 by Cambridge University Press
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