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By Jason Powell, William T. Rossiter

A close exam of the connection among the discourses and practices of authority and international relations within the past due medieval and early smooth sessions, Authority and international relations from Dante to Shakespeare interrogates the chronic duality of the jobs of writer and ambassador. the amount ways its topic from a literary-historical standpoint, drawing upon past due medieval and early glossy rules and discourses of international relations and authority, and studying how they're manifested inside of varied varieties of writing: drama, poetry, diplomatic correspondence, peace treaties, and loved ones money owed. members concentrate on significant literary figures from diversified cultures, together with Dante, Petrarch, and Boccacio from Italy; and from England, Chaucer, Wyatt, Sidney, and Spenser. additionally, the e-book strikes among and throughout literary-historical sessions, tracing the advance of suggestions and discourses of authority and international relations from the overdue medieval to the early sleek period.Taken jointly, those essays forge a broader argument for the centrality of international relations and diplomatic techniques within the literature and tradition of overdue medieval and early glossy England, and for the significance of international relations in present stories of English literature sooner than 1603.

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15:16: ‘Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart’). 31–3. 32 Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare / Brilli 30 The Prophetic Graft, the Obligation of the Word, and the Redemption of the Particular Maintaining the metaphor, if the root of Dante’s exilic autobiography is Boethian, and more generally connected to the classical-Christian topos of the wise man’s composure in the face of Fortune, its fruits are from the grafting of a different scion.

21–32, and especially A. Zorzi, La trasformazione di un quadro politico: ricerche su politica e giustizia a Firenze dal comune allo stato territoriale (Florence, 1995). In relation to Bologna see G. Milani, L’esclusione dal Comune: Conflitti e bandi politici a Bologna e in altre città italiane tra XII e XIV secolo (Rome, 2003). For the juridical aspect, in addition to C. Ghisalberti’s classic, ‘La condanna al bando nel diritto comune’, in Archivio giuridico “Filippo Serafini”, s. VI, 27 (1960): 3–75, see now E.

54–9, 79–80, 104 onwards, for further comparisons. 28 Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare / Brilli This reference is continued through the prophecies about the Pilgrim’s future which are scattered throughout the Commedia and into which he interweaves ad hoc doctrinal clarifications, historical revelations, and claims of moral and intellectual fortitude. For example, the Boethian influence on Virgil’s explanation of Fortune as signifying the providential permutation of worldly goods (in Inf.

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