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The Resource Wisdom and chivalry : Chaucer's Knight's tale and medieval political theory, by Stephen H. Rigby

Wisdom and chivalry : Chaucer's Knight's tale and medieval political theory, by Stephen H. Rigby

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Wisdom and chivalry : Chaucer's Knight's tale and medieval political theory
Title
Wisdom and chivalry
Title remainder
Chaucer's Knight's tale and medieval political theory
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen H. Rigby
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Knight's Tale is one of the most controversial of all the Canterbury Tales. Does Chaucer portray Theseus, the duke of Athens whose actions dominate the tale, as an ideal ruler, one who is noble, wise and chivalrous, or does the duke's behaviour reveal him to be immoral, self-seeking and tyrannical? This book assesses the duke's conduct and thought in terms of the ideals set out in medieval mirrors for princes, particularly in Giles of Rome's De Regimine Principum. It argues that, when judged by the standards of these works, Theseus can be seen as a model prince in terms of his self-government ('ethics'), his rule of his household ('economics'), his governance of his realm ('politics) and his cosmography and philosophy. The Knight's Tale can thus be seen as a mirror for medieval princes in the form of a romance about pagan antiquity."--Pub. desc
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1955-
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Rigby, S. H.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts,
Series volume
v. 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knights and knighthood in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Conduct of life in literature
  • Ideology in literature
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Wisdom and chivalry : Chaucer's Knight's tale and medieval political theory, by Stephen H. Rigby
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 Ethics: The Good Rule of the Self -- 1. The 'Knight's Tale' as Ethics: the Aristotelian Virtues -- 2. The 'Knight's Tale' as Ethics: the Passions and the Ages of Man -- Part II Economics and Politics the Good Rule of Others -- 3. The 'Knight's Tale' as Economics: The Good Rule of the Household -- 4. The 'Knight's Tale' as Politics: The Good Rule of the Community -- Part III The First Mover and the Good Rule of the Cosmos -- 5. The 'Knight's Tale' as Cosmography: The Good Rule of the Universe
Control code
ocn316327156
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 329 p.
Isbn
9789004176249
Lccn
2009010062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Wisdom and chivalry : Chaucer's Knight's tale and medieval political theory, by Stephen H. Rigby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 Ethics: The Good Rule of the Self -- 1. The 'Knight's Tale' as Ethics: the Aristotelian Virtues -- 2. The 'Knight's Tale' as Ethics: the Passions and the Ages of Man -- Part II Economics and Politics the Good Rule of Others -- 3. The 'Knight's Tale' as Economics: The Good Rule of the Household -- 4. The 'Knight's Tale' as Politics: The Good Rule of the Community -- Part III The First Mover and the Good Rule of the Cosmos -- 5. The 'Knight's Tale' as Cosmography: The Good Rule of the Universe
Control code
ocn316327156
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 329 p.
Isbn
9789004176249
Lccn
2009010062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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