This interdisciplinary volume about "Queen Elizabeth I: Past and Present"" marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the Queen, one of England's greatest monarchs and a highly intelligent and successful ruler. The volume will appeal to everyone interested in the charismatic character of Elizabeth I, her time and afterlife. Distinguished contributors from Europe and the United States focus on important aspects of Elizabeth's subtle and resourceful political power and the longstanding struggle she faced at home and abroad as well as the threats posed to her realm. The volume also brings together for the first time a series of papers about fictive representations of Queen Elizabeth I in literature, music and film.
Christa Jansohn is Professor of British Culture at the University of Bamberg.