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Giles of Rome's De regimine principum: Reading and Writing Politics at Court and University, c.1275-c.1525
     

Giles of Rome's De regimine principum: Reading and Writing Politics at Court and University, c.1275-c.1525

by Charles F. Briggs, Tessa Webber, David Ganz
 

ISBN-10: 0521570530

ISBN-13: 9780521570534

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

From the time of its composition (c. 1280) for Philip the Fair of France until the early sixteenth century, Giles of Rome's mirror of princes, the De regimine principum, was read by both lay and clerical readers in the original Latin and in several vernacular translations, and served as model or source for several works of princely advice. This study uses an

Overview

From the time of its composition (c. 1280) for Philip the Fair of France until the early sixteenth century, Giles of Rome's mirror of princes, the De regimine principum, was read by both lay and clerical readers in the original Latin and in several vernacular translations, and served as model or source for several works of princely advice. This study uses an interdisciplinary approach toward the surviving manuscript copies, as well as documentary and literary evidence, to show how people of the later Middle Ages read Giles' text and appropriated it for their own particular purposes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521570534
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology Series , #5
Pages:
151
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Giles of Rome and De regimine principum; 2. Books, contents, uses; 3. A book of kings and knighthood; 4. From Latin into English; 5. A university textbook; 6. Improving access and removing the chaff; Conclusion

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