Constructing Cromwell: Ceremony, Portrait, and Print 1645-1661 by Laura Lunger KnoppersConstructing Cromwell: Ceremony, Portrait, and Print 1645-1661 by Laura Lunger Knoppers

Constructing Cromwell: Ceremony, Portrait, and Print 1645-1661

byLaura Lunger Knoppers

Paperback | July 30, 2009

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Constructing Cromwell traces the complex and shifting popular print images of Oliver Cromwell from his first appearance as a public figure in the 1640s through the period of his power to his death and eventual disinterment after the restoration of the monarchy. Drawing on extensive archival research, including manuscript sources, startling print ephemera, and visual artifacts, Laura Knoppers shows how Cromwellian print transformed the courtly forms of Caroline ceremony, portraiture and panegyric. Her study also finds a new cultural context for authors such as Milton, Marvell, Dryden and Waller.
Title:Constructing Cromwell: Ceremony, Portrait, and Print 1645-1661Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.55 inPublished:July 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521117852

ISBN - 13:9780521117852


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. 'A Coffin for King Charles, A Crowne for Cromwell': royalist satire and the regicide; 2. Portraiture, print, and the republican heroic; 3. 'Riding in Triumph': ceremony and print in the early Protectorate; 4. Contesting Cromwell in the late Protectorate; 5. 'I saw him dead': Cromwell's death and funeral; 6. Ceremony, print, and punishment in the early restoration; Afterword; Notes; Works cited; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Knoppers has provided a model for future cultural analyses in her insistence on the importance of cultural contexts, her emphasis on the way popular culture, as well as high culture, shapes public perception, and her demonstration of the real power of mass media in selecting and empowering images." Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler, Journal of English and Germanic Philology