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.