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Author Petrina, Alessandra.

Title Cultural politics in fifteenth-century England : the case of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester / by Alessandra Petrina
Published Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 381 pages) : illustrations
Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; v. 124
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 124. 0920-8607
Contents Introduction: A definition of humanism in early fifteenth-century England -- Ch. 1. Roberto Weiss's inheritance and the current state of studies -- Ch. 2. The beginning of humanism in England -- Ch. 3. A sense of history: Duke Humphrey living and writing his own times -- Ch. 4. "Thair librair vniuersal": Collecting and donating books -- Ch. 5. Curiosity and erudite humanism: Duke Humphrey as a patron of letters
Summary "This volume is an analysis of the development of cultural politics in Lancastrian England. It focuses on Duke Humphrey of Gloucester, brother of Henry V and Protector of England during Henry VI's minority, Humphrey's intellectual activity conformed itself to the Duke's own position in the kingdom: the book explores Humphrey's commission of biographies, translations of Latin texts, political pamphlets and poems, as well as his collection of manuscripts acquired both in England and from Italian humanists
Particular attention is dedicated to Humphrey's donations to the University of Oxford and to his relations with English poets and translators, such as John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve, highlighting his contribution towards the making of the nation's cultural autonomy."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-374) and index
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Subject Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, 1391-1447.
Authors and patrons -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Book collecting -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Humanists -- England.
Literary patrons -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography.
England -- Intellectual life -- 1066-1485.
Great Britain -- History -- Lancaster and York, 1399-1485 -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1399-1485.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1429414766 (electronic bk.)
9004137130 (alk. paper)
9781429414760 (electronic bk.)
9789004137134 (alk. paper)
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