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The Flower of Friendship: A Renaissance Dialogue Contesting Marriage

The Flower of Friendship: A Renaissance Dialogue Contesting Marriage

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Edmund Tilney dedicated to Queen Elizabeth in 1568 a spirited dialogue concerning appropriate behavior in marriage. Extraordinarily popular for a generation following its first publication, it is available here for the first time in a critical edition that includes a comprehensive essay by Valerie Wayne.

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ISBN-13: 9780801497056
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 12/17/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Janis Butler Holm

"The book is a delight to read, and the combination of critical edition and general introduction to the subject is an especially attractive one. Wayne offers a much-needed introduction to sixteenth-century ideologies of marriage, one that is meticulous, rigorous, and persuasive. She is the first to layout a carefully theorized reading of marriage treatises as a specific genre."

Elizabeth H. Hageman

"As Wayne demonstrates in her introduction, The Flower of Friendship is a wonderfully witty dialogue treating a key issue in Tudor culture. Clearly, it is an important and revealing index to the ideology of Tudor England, a touchstone in discussions of gender relationships as they are fictionalized in Renaissance literature."

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