Fictions of Advice: The Literature and Politics of Counsel in Late Medieval England

Fictions of Advice: The Literature and Politics of Counsel in Late Medieval England

by Judith Ferster
     
 

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Places in historical context a number of the important English literary mirrors for princes: translations from the Latin versions of the Secretum Secretorum, major works by Gower and Hoccleve that draw heavily upon it, and Chaucer's Tale of Melibee. Demonstrates how the traditions were adapted to contemporary political conflicts, and considers the possibility of criticism and ideological resistance to powerful government with camouflaged texts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812233322
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Middle Ages Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
1580L (what's this?)

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