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The Resource The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature, Catherine Bates, (electronic book.)

The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature, Catherine Bates, (electronic book.)

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The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature
Title
The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Bates
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the sixteenth century the modern meaning of courtship - 'wooing someone' - developed from an older sense - 'being at court'. The Rhetoric of Courtship takes this semantic shift as the starting point for an incisive account of the practice and meanings of courtship at the court of Elizabeth I, where 'being at court' pre-eminently came to mean the same as 'wooing' the Queen. Exploring the wider context of social anthropology, philology, cultural and literary history, Catherine Bates presents courtship as a judicious, sensitive and rhetorically conscious understanding of public and private relations. Gascoigne, Lyly, Sidney, Leicester, Essex, and Spenser are shown to reflect in the fictional courtships of their poetry and prose the vulnerabilities of court life that were created by the system of patronage. The Rhetoric of Courtship thus makes an important contribution to Renaissance cultural history, using the court of Elizabeth I as a test case for representations of the courtier's role and power in the literature of the period
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UkCbUP
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1964-
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Bates, Catherine
Dewey number
820.9/353
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • English literature
  • Authors and patrons
  • English language
  • Courts and courtiers in literature
  • Literary patrons
  • Courtly love in literature
  • Courtship in literature
  • Courtesy in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature, Catherine Bates, (electronic book.)
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Publication
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Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Jun 2011)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511518843
Extent
1 online resource (252 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521414807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature, Catherine Bates, (electronic book.)
Publication
Note
Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Jun 2011)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511518843
Extent
1 online resource (252 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521414807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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