Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare by Jason Powell, William T. Rossiter

By Jason Powell, William T. Rossiter

An in depth exam of the connection among the discourses and practices of authority and international relations within the overdue medieval and early smooth sessions, Authority and international relations from Dante to Shakespeare interrogates the chronic duality of the jobs of writer and ambassador. the quantity ways its topic from a literary-historical standpoint, drawing upon past due medieval and early sleek rules and discourses of international relations and authority, and interpreting how they're manifested inside of assorted types of writing: drama, poetry, diplomatic correspondence, peace treaties, and family debts. participants concentrate on significant literary figures from diversified cultures, together with Dante, Petrarch, and Boccacio from Italy; and from England, Chaucer, Wyatt, Sidney, and Spenser. additionally, the ebook strikes among and throughout literary-historical classes, tracing the improvement of techniques and discourses of authority and international relations from the past due medieval to the early smooth period.Taken jointly, those essays forge a broader argument for the centrality of international relations and diplomatic ideas within the literature and tradition of past due medieval and early smooth England, and for the significance of international relations in present experiences of English literature ahead of 1603.

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35 A first element to take into account concerns the causes of the misery suffered and, by extension, its meaning. The Boethian model completely omits the causes of the wise man’s misfortune, attributing them to the unseen and therefore inscrutable hand of Fortune; the apostolic-prophetic model, in which the Christic skeleton is evident, instead summarizes them in terms of a martyrdom for love. 3), the words ‘ut quia See Militia Christi e crociata nei secoli XI-XIII: Atti della XI Settimana internazionale di studio (Mendola, 28 agosto – 1 settembre 1989) (Milan, 1992).

176–8). See U. Pizzani, ‘L’eredità di Agostino e Boezio’, in L’autobiografia nel Medioevo: 22 23 Atti del XXXIV convegno storico internazionale (Todi, 12–15 ottobre 1997) (Spoleto, 1998), pp. 9–48 (on Dante at pp. 28–9). 24 On Boethius’s medieval posterity, besides the classic study by P. Courcelle (La consolation de Philosophie dans la tradition littéraire: Antécédents et postérité de Boèce [Paris, 1967]), an indispensable complement is constituted by the investigation into the manuscript tradition by F.

35 A first element to take into account concerns the causes of the misery suffered and, by extension, its meaning. The Boethian model completely omits the causes of the wise man’s misfortune, attributing them to the unseen and therefore inscrutable hand of Fortune; the apostolic-prophetic model, in which the Christic skeleton is evident, instead summarizes them in terms of a martyrdom for love. 3), the words ‘ut quia See Militia Christi e crociata nei secoli XI-XIII: Atti della XI Settimana internazionale di studio (Mendola, 28 agosto – 1 settembre 1989) (Milan, 1992).

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