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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 past due medieval and early glossy sessions, Authority and international relations from Dante to Shakespeare interrogates the power duality of the jobs of writer and ambassador. the quantity techniques its topic from a literary-historical point of view, drawing upon past due medieval and early smooth rules and discourses of international relations and authority, and studying how they're manifested inside of varied different types of writing: drama, poetry, diplomatic correspondence, peace treaties, and loved ones money owed. members specialise in significant literary figures from diverse cultures, together with Dante, Petrarch, and Boccacio from Italy; and from England, Chaucer, Wyatt, Sidney, and Spenser. moreover, the publication strikes among and throughout literary-historical sessions, tracing the advance of recommendations and discourses of authority and international relations from the overdue 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 stories of English literature sooner than 1603.

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Interpreted in relation to the scriptural intertext, the personal memory, as the advocates of this reading explain, is a core element of Dante’s self-representation as a prophet and an announcement of the endowment which will be explicitly bestowed only in the third cantica. This detail outlines a sort of allegoria in factis – whether it is retrospectively found or constructed at the drawing-board does not really matter – in support of the authorial construction which Dante was forging. It does not appear accidental therefore that this support was given in canto XIX, in a propaedeutic mode, to the first direct attack launched by the pilgrim against papal corruption (compare Inf.

The civitas-mulier sees in the ‘bel segno’ that in ‘foco m’have / già consummato sì l’ossa e la polpa / che Morte al petto m’ha posto la chiave’ (‘fire has already so consumed / bones and flesh that Death has put his key to my Notes towards an ethical-political interpretation can be found in G. Folena, Textus textis: Lingua e cultura poetica delle Origini (Turin, 2002; first publ. 1970), pp. 159–97. The hypothesis was further developed by P. Armour, ‘The love of two Florentines: Brunetto Latini e Bondie Dieutaiuti’, Lectura Dantis Virginiana, 9 (1991): 11–33, and by L.

695–734; J. Bartuschat, ‘Thèmes moraux et politiques chez quelques poètes florentins pré-stilnovistes: une hypothèse de recherche’, in Arzanà, 11 (2005): 87–103; S. Lubello, ‘Brunetto Latini, “S’eo son distretto inamoratamente”’, in I. ), A scuola con Ser Brunetto: Indagini sulla ricezione di Brunetto Latini dal Medioevo al Rinascimento, atti del Convegno internazionale di Studi. Università di Basilea, 8–10 giugno 2006 (Florence, 2008), pp. M. Keen, ‘“Va’, mia canzone”: Textual Transmission and the congedo in Medieval Exile Lyrics’, Italian Studies, 64/2 (2009): 183–97.

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