Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

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A ground-breaking approach to the politics of late medieval texts, Lordship and Literature investigates the importance of the great household to late fourteenth- century English culture and society. A sustained new reading of John Gower's major English poem, Confessio Amantis, shows how deeply the great household informed the way Gower and his contemporaries imagined their world. Exploring royal government and gentry ambitions, this thoroughly interdisciplinary book views the period's politics and literature in terms of a ...

Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household 2008, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199542642

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