Includes bibliographical references (p. -281) and index.
Indemnity for enemies, oblivion for friends: changing political allegiances in the English civil wars -- "Obligation here is injury": exemplary friendship in Katherine Philips's coterie -- The garden of Epicurus and the garden of Eden: friendship's counsel in De rurum natura and Order and disorder -- "Women, like princes, find no real friends": the manscript tradition and Katherine Philips's reputation in Lucy Hutchinson's writings -- Covert politics and separatist women's friendship: Margaret Cavendish and Mary Astell.
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