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The Resource Chaucerian polity : absolutist lineages and associational forms in England and Italy, David Wallace

Chaucerian polity : absolutist lineages and associational forms in England and Italy, David Wallace

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Chaucerian polity : absolutist lineages and associational forms in England and Italy
Title
Chaucerian polity
Title remainder
absolutist lineages and associational forms in England and Italy
Statement of responsibility
David Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Chaucer's encounters with the great Trecento authors - Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch - facilitate the testing and dismantling of time-honored terms such as medieval, Renaissance, and humanism. The author argues that no magic curtain separated "medieval" London and Westminster from "Renaissance" Florence and Milan; as a result of his Italian journeys, all sites were interlinked for Chaucer as parts of a transnational nexus of capital, cultural, mercantile, and military exchange. In his travels, Chaucer was exposed to the Trecento's most crucial material and ideological conflict, that between a fully developed and highly inclusive associational polity (Florence) and the first, prototypically imperfect, absolutist state of modern times (Lombardy)
  • The author's articulation of "Chaucerian polity"--Through analyses of art, architecture, city and country, household space, guild and mercantile cultures, as well as literary texts - thus opens sightlines through the Henrician revolution to the writings of Shakespeare. In the process, this innovative study of Chaucer's poetry and prose is invigorated by an engagement with approaches gleaned from modern Marxist historiography, gender theory, and cultural studies
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DLC
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1954-
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Wallace, David
Dewey number
821/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1933.P64
LC item number
W35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Figurae
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  • Politics and literature
  • Tales, Medieval
  • English poetry
  • Constitutional history, Medieval
  • Despotism in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
  • Political poetry, English
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Italy
Label
Chaucerian polity : absolutist lineages and associational forms in England and Italy, David Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [497]-539) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chaucer in Florence and Lombardy -- The General prologue and the anatomy of associational form -- "From every shires ende": English guilds and Chaucer's Compagnye -- "No felaweshipe": thesian polity -- Powers of the countryside -- Absent city -- "Deyntee to Chaffare": men of law, merchants, and the Constance story -- Household rhetoric: violence and eloquence in the Tale of Melibee -- After eloquence: Chaucer in the house of Apollo -- "Whan she translated was": humanism, tyranny, and the petrarchan academy -- All that fall: Chaucer's Monk and "Every myghty man" -- "If that thou live": legends and lives of good women
Control code
34767477
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 555 pages
Isbn
9780804727242
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96021911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34767477
Label
Chaucerian polity : absolutist lineages and associational forms in England and Italy, David Wallace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [497]-539) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chaucer in Florence and Lombardy -- The General prologue and the anatomy of associational form -- "From every shires ende": English guilds and Chaucer's Compagnye -- "No felaweshipe": thesian polity -- Powers of the countryside -- Absent city -- "Deyntee to Chaffare": men of law, merchants, and the Constance story -- Household rhetoric: violence and eloquence in the Tale of Melibee -- After eloquence: Chaucer in the house of Apollo -- "Whan she translated was": humanism, tyranny, and the petrarchan academy -- All that fall: Chaucer's Monk and "Every myghty man" -- "If that thou live": legends and lives of good women
Control code
34767477
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 555 pages
Isbn
9780804727242
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96021911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34767477

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