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dc.contributor.authorMartin, Fionaen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorHarmes, Marcusen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorBladen, Victoriaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T03:16:20Z
dc.date.available2015en_NZ
dc.date.available2016-02-24T03:16:20Z
dc.date.issued2015en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationMartin, F. (2015). ‘Mong’st the furies finde just recompence’: Suicide and the supernatural in William Sampson’s The Vow Breaker (1636). In M. Harmes & V. Bladen (Eds.), Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England (pp. 117–139). Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781472429407en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9954
dc.description.abstractThe prevailing view on suicide in early modern England was that it was absolutely 'contrary to the Lawes and ordinances of God: 1 and contemporary theologians including John Sym, William Willymat, Robert Hill and Richard Greenham expounded in sermons and treatises on the prohibitions against self-murder and the dire consequences attendant upon the soul of the deceased.2 To take one's own life indirectly challenged the authority of the Church, and suicide, in its violation of community values, also awakened fears of the supernatural and of what the condemned soul might be capable. On the popular stage, of course, dramatizations of suicide could provide shocking but arresting scenes of conflict, both on the personal level and within the affected community.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAshgateen_NZ
dc.rights© 2015 Fiona Martin.
dc.title'Mong'st the furies finde just recompence': Suicide and the supernatural in William Sampson's The Vow Breaker (1636)en_NZ
dc.typeChapter in Book
dc.relation.isPartOfSupernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern Englanden_NZ
pubs.begin-page117
pubs.elements-id136854
pubs.end-page139
pubs.place-of-publicationFarnham, Surrey, UKen_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&title_id=20453&edition_id=1209351464&calcTitle=1en_NZ
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