The Resource Merchants and the medieval mirror, by Damon Kraft, (electronic resource)

Merchants and the medieval mirror, by Damon Kraft, (electronic resource)

Label
Merchants and the medieval mirror
Title
Merchants and the medieval mirror
Statement of responsibility
by Damon Kraft
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
My dissertation examines the representation of merchants in late medieval poems inspired by mirrors for princes. The mirror was a genre that had an explicitly stated purpose of educating a young monarch in which the author gave the king advice on anything from how to care for his body to how to treat his subjects, providing him with a "mirror" in which he could see the reflection of a proper ruler. Although most critics discuss these texts in relation to monarchical politics, I argue that the late medieval mirror was appropriated to promote the interests of the urban mercantile elite. In contrast to the small role given to merchants in mirrors, such as the widely-read Secretum Secretorum, a number of fourteenth and fifteenth-century poets drew on the genre of mirrors but attributed special attention to merchants. My dissertation argues that in Chaucer's Merchant's Tale, Hoccleve's Regiment of Princes, and Lydgate's Fall of Princes merchants are used to model kingly virtues. By mapping monarchical characteristics onto merchants, these late medieval texts promoted an urban hierarchy
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kraft, Damon
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lipton, Emma
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetry, Medieval
  • Mirrors in literature
  • Mercantile system in literature
  • Monarchy in literature
Target audience
specialized
Label
Merchants and the medieval mirror, by Damon Kraft, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 20, 2010)
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Emma Lipton
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
657120400
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 152 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)657120400
Label
Merchants and the medieval mirror, by Damon Kraft, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 20, 2010)
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Emma Lipton
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
657120400
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 152 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)657120400

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