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Author Rigby, S. H. (Stephen Henry), 1955-

Title Wisdom and chivalry : Chaucer's Knight's tale and medieval political theory / by Stephen H. Rigby
Published Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 329 pages)
Series Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts, 0925-7683 ; v. 4
Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts ; v. 4
Contents CONTENTS; Preface; Abbreviations in the Text and Notes; Introduction The 'Knight's Tale' in Context; i. The 'Knight's Tale': the Critical Debate; ii. Chaucer, Giles of Rome and Medieval Political Theory; PART I ETHICS: THE GOOD RULE OF THE SELF; Chapter One The 'Knight's Tale' as Ethics: the Aristotelian Virtues; Chapter Two The 'Knight's Tale' as Ethics: the Passions and the Ages of Man; PART II ECONOMICS AND POLITICS: THE GOOD RULE OF OTHERS; Chapter Three The 'Knight's Tale' as Economics: The Good Rule of the Household
Chapter Four The 'Knight's Tale' as Politics: The Good Rule of the CommunityPART III THE FIRST MOVER AND THE GOOD RULE OF THE COSMOS; Chapter Five The 'Knight's Tale' as Cosmography: The Good Rule of the Universe; Conclusion Chaucer: Literature, History and Ideology; Bibliography; Index
Summary Examining Chaucer's "Knight's Tale" in the context of medieval mirrors for princes, this book argues that, in the figure of Duke Thesues, the tale presents us with the portrait of a model prince in terms of the standards of medieval political theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-320) and index
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Subject Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Ethics.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Political and social views.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Knight's tale.
Conduct of life in literature.
Ethics in literature.
Ideology in literature.
Knights and knighthood in literature.
Politics in literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009010062
ISBN 9004176241 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9047429680 (electronic bk.)
9789004176249 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9789047429685 (electronic bk.)