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The creation of Lancastrian kingship [electronic resource] : literature, language and politics in late medieval England /
Jenni Nuttall.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
description
x, 187 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780521874960
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
isbn
9780521874960
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8359506
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-181) and index.
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'Nuttall's book is dense, thorough, and technically proficient ... So Nuttall's book deserves credit for a monograph that will long be the last word on its subject. She is the painstaking chronicler of an age of discontent. All those concerned with politics and literature between the 1930s and early years of Henry V will then have to take account of her work. ... The Creation of Lancastrian Kingship is, then, a book for historians of poetry and historians of politics. The former will thank her for wading through reams of official documentation (calendars of close rolls, proceedings of privy councils, and so on) to extract valuable data. The latter will find it in discussions of poetry altogether more expert and penetrating than those of some previous writers. Together, then will learn more readily what the poets of a turbulent epoch have to tell them, and understand the world better in which those poets lived.' Modern Language Review
Review of the hardback: 'Nuttall's book is dense, thorough, and technically proficient ... So Nuttall's book deserves credit for a monograph that will long be the last word on its subject. She is the painstaking chronicler of an age of discontent. All those concerned with politics and literature between the 1930s and early years of Henry V will then have to take account of her work. ... The Creation of Lancastrian Kingship is, then, a book for historians of poetry and historians of politics. The former will thank her for wading through reams of official documentation (calendars of close rolls, proceedings of privy councils, and so on) to extract valuable data. The latter will find it in discussions of poetry altogether more expert and penetrating than those of some previous writers. Together, then will learn more readily what the poets of a turbulent epoch have to tell them, and understand the world better in which those poets lived.' Modern Language Review
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In a study that has far-reaching implications for both literary and political history, Jenni Nuttall presents an understanding of how political language functioned in the late medieval period, with a focus upon Lancastrian authors such as Thomas Hoccleve and other anonymous writers of the time.
Description for Bookstore
This interdisciplinary study analyses the political language and literature of the early Lancastrian period, particularly the reigns of Henry IV and Henry V. Jenni Nuttall's understanding of how political language functions in the late medieval period has far-reaching implications for both literary and political history.
Main Description
The arguments used to justify the deposition of Richard II in 1399 created new forms of political discussion which developed alongside new expectations of kingship itself and which shaped political action and debate for centuries to come. This interdisciplinary study analyses the political language and literature of the early Lancastrian period, particularly the reigns of Henry IV (1399-1413) and Henry V (1413-1422). Lancastrian authors such as Thomas Hoccleve and the authors of the anonymous works Richard the Redeless, Mum and the Sothsegger and Crowned King made creative use of languages and idioms which were in the process of escaping from the control of their royal masters. In a study that has far-reaching implications for both literary and political history, Jenni Nuttall presents a new understanding of how political language functions in the late medieval period.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Note on quotations and referencesp. vii
Note on editionsp. viii
Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Household Narrativesp. 7
Stereotyping Richard and the Ricardian familiap. 9
The dissemination of the Ricardian stereotypep. 17
Politicizing pre-existing languagesp. 27
From stereotypes to standardsp. 41
Household narratives in Lancastrian poetryp. 55
Credit and Lovep. 73
Promises, expectations, explanations and solutionsp. 75
A discourse of credit and loyaltyp. 94
Credit and fraud in Hoccleve's Regimentp. 109
Conclusion: Lancastrian conversationsp. 120
Notesp. 131
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 182
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