Imaginary Betrayals

"The definition of treason was so contested and the process of the prosecution so fluid that the trials Cunningham explores provide important resources for those interested in the early modern period."—Katharine Eisaman Maus, University of Virginia

Imaginary Betrayals
Subjectivity and the Discourses of Treason in Early Modern England

Karen Cunningham

2001 | 224 pages | Cloth $65.00
Literature | Law
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. "Fugitive Forms": Imagining the Realm
2. Female Fidelities on Trial
3. Masculinity, Affiliation, and Rootlessness
4. Secrecy and the Epistolary Self
Conclusion

Notes
Works Cited
Index
Acknowledgments