Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth Century Europe

This volume deals with political, military, social, architectural, and literary aspects of fifteenth-century England.

Author: Douglas L. Biggs

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004136137

Category: History

Page: 397

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This volume deals with political, military, social, architectural, and literary aspects of fifteenth-century England. The essays contained in the volume range across the century from some of the leading scholars currently working in the period. With contributions by Mark Arvanigian, Kelly DeVries, Sharon Michalove, Harry Schnitker, Charlotte Bauer-Smith, Candace Gregory, Helen Maurer, Karen Bezella-Bond, E. Kay Harris, Daniel Thiery, John Leland, Peter Fleming, Virginia K. Henderson.

Politics and the Urban Sector in Fifteenth Century England 1413 1471

Fleming, Peter, Making History: Culture, Politics and The Maire of Bristowe is Kalendar, in Douglas L. Biggs, Sharon D. Michalove, and A. Compton Reeves (eds), Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth-Century Europe (Leiden, 2004), ...

Author: Eliza Hartrich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192582805

Category: History

Page: 288

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Since the mid-twentieth century, political histories of late medieval England have focused almost exclusively on the relationship between the Crown and aristocratic landholders. Such studies, however, neglect to consider that England after the Black Death was an urbanising society. Towns not only were the residence of a rising proportion of the population, but were also the stages on which power was asserted and the places where financial and military resources were concentrated. Outside London, however, most English towns were small compared to those found in contemporary Italy or Flanders, and it has been easy for historians to under-estimate their ability to influence English politics. Politics and the Urban Sector in Fifteenth-Century England, 1413-1471 offers a new approach for evaluating the role of urban society in late medieval English politics. Rather than focusing on English towns individually, it creates a model for assessing the political might that could be exerted by towns collectively as an 'urban sector'. Based on primary sources from twenty-two towns (ranging from the metropolis of London to the tiny Kentish town of Lydd), Politics and the Urban Sector demonstrates how fluctuations in inter-urban relationships affected the content, pace, and language of English politics during the tumultuous fifteenth century. In particular, the volume presents a new interpretation of the Wars of the Roses, in which the relative strength of the 'urban sector' determined the success of kings and their challengers and moulded the content of the political programmes they advocated.

The Brothers York

Le Goff, Jacques, The Birth of Europe, Malden, 2005. Leland, John L., 'Witchcraft and the Woodvilles: a standard medieval smear?', in Douglas L. Biggs et al., Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth- century Europe, Leiden, 2004, pp.

Author: Thomas Penn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451694185

Category: History

Page: 688

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"For fans of Hilary Mantel and The Tudors, this is the dramatic story of the concluding episode in England's War of the Roses, featuring three brothers, two of whom became kings, Edward IV and Richard III, famous from Shakespeare's great history play Richard III"--

Contested Language in Malory s Morte Darthur

The Politics of Romance in Fifteenth-Century England R. Lexton. Royal Authority in FifteenthCentury England.” In Reputation and Representation in FifteenthCentury Europe, edited by Douglas L. Biggs, Sharon D. Michalove, and A. Compton ...

Author: R. Lexton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137353627

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Examining Malory's political language, this study offers a revisionary view of Arthur's kingship in the Morte Darthur and the role of the Round Table fellowship. Considering a range of historical and political sources, Lexton suggests that Malory used a specific lexicon to engage with contemporary problems of kingship and rule.

Brought Up Of Nought

17 (1995) Kekewich, Margaret L., The Good King René of Anjou and Fifteenth Century Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ... in Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth-Century Europe, eds., Douglas Biggs, A. Compton Reeves, ...

Author: Lynda J. Pidgeon

Publisher: Fonthill Media


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

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Described as 'greedy and grasping, and raised from nothing', the Woodviles have had a bad press. 'Brought Up of Nought' investigates the family origins, explains the rise and fall of the senior branch, and how the junior branch rose to the highest levels of court society after struggling to establish itself in Northamptonshire. The family originally rose to the status of 'baron', but lost land over time as it descended to the gentry; however, the medieval wheel of fortune was to turn dramatically in favour of the junior branch in Northamptonshire. Early in the 15th century, Richard, the son of Richard Woodvile Esq., was placed in the service of John Duke of Bedford at his court in Rouen, which resulted in his secret marriage to the duke's young widow Jacquetta. In 1464, their daughter Elizabeth made an extraordinary marriage to Edward IV, which attracted great criticism, resulting in a period of slander that continues to this day. This book argues that the Woodvile's blackened reputation was the result of a campaign by Richard, Earl of Warwick who was jealous and eager to retrieve his position as 'kingmaker'.

The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

Enterprise and Individuals in Fifteenth Century Europe (Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1991), pp. ... in Douglas L.Biggs, Sharon D.Michalove, and Albert Compton Reeves (eds), Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth Century Europe (Leiden: Brill,

Author: Laura Varnam

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526121820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This book presents an exciting new approach to the medieval church by examining the role of literary texts, visual decorations, ritual performance and lived experience in the production of sanctity. The meaning of the church was intensely debated in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This book explores what was at stake not only for the church’s sanctity but for the identity of the parish community as a result. Focusing on pastoral material used to teach the laity, it shows how the church’s status as a sacred space at the heart of the congregation was dangerously – but profitably – dependent on lay practice. The sacred and profane were inextricably linked and, paradoxically, the church is shown to thrive on the sacrilegious challenge of lay misbehaviour and sin.

Power brokers and the Yorkist State 1461 1485

Poetry, Propaganda, and Reputation Politics is language and its usage.65 The production of chronicles, ... Yorkist Use of Gendered Propaganda during the Wars of the Roses', in Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth Century Europe, ...

Author: Alexander R. Brondarbit

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783275342

Category: History

Page: 233

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Examination of the role played by key figures around the monarchy in the Wars of the Roses.

Treason and Masculinity in Medieval England

Harris, E. Kay, 'Censoring Disobedient Subjects: Narratives of Treason and Royal Authority in Fifteenth-Century England', in Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth-Century Europe, ed. Douglas L. Biggs, Sharon D. Michalove and A.

Author: E. Amanda McVitty

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783275557

Category: History

Page: 259

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Groundbreaking new approach to the idea of treason in medieval England, showing the profound effect played by gender.

Jean Gerson and Gender

J.C. Grayson (Leiden: Brill, 1999). Michalove, Sharon. “Women as Book Collectors and Disseminators of Culture in Late Medieval England and Burgundy,” in Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth Century Europe: The Northern World, ed.

Author: N. McLoughlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137488831

Category: History

Page: 245

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Jean Gerson and Gender examines the deployment of gendered rhetoric by the influential late medieval politically active theologian, Jean Gerson (1363-1429), as a means of understanding his reputation for political neutrality, the role played by royal women in the French royal court, and the rise of the European witch hunts.

Chivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in France During the Hundred Years War

Mattox, J. M. 'The moral limits of military deception', journal of Military Ethics, 1 (2002), 4—15. Mauss, M. The Forms and Functions of Exchange in ... Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth-Century Europe (Leiden, 2004), 57—79.

Author: Craig Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107042216

Category: History

Page: 363

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Craig Taylor examines French debates on the martial ideals of chivalry and knighthood during the Hundred Years War.