Court Poetry in Late Medieval England and Scotland: by Antony J. Hasler

By Antony J. Hasler

This e-book explores the frightened and risky courting among court docket poetry and numerous types of authority, political and cultural, in England and Scotland at first of the 16th century. via poems by way of Skelton, Dunbar, Douglas, Hawes, Lyndsay and Barclay, it examines the trails through which courtroom poetry and its narrators search a number of types of legitimation: from royal and institutional resources, but in addition within the media of script and print. The booklet is the 1st for it slow to regard English and Scottish fabric of its interval jointly, and responds to eu literary contexts, the discussion among vernacular and Latin subject, and present severe thought. In so doing it claims that public and coffee writing conjures up a counter-discourse within the secrecies and subversions of medieval love-fictions. the result's a poetry that queries and now and then cancels the very authority to talk that it so proudly promotes.

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