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Prophecy and public affairs in later medieval England

Author: Lesley A Coote
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : York Medieval Press in association with Boydell Press, 2000.
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In the first general survey of political prophecy in medieval England for almost a hundred years, Lesley Coote examines the nature of political prophecy, its audience and its reception, from its emergence in the twelfth century to the end of the middle ages. Working from original manuscripts, she reveals prophecy to have been a major language for the discussion of public affairs, enshrining ideas of 'Englishness'  Read more...
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Coote, Lesley A. (Lesley Ann), 1954-
Prophecy and public affairs in later medieval England.
Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : York Medieval Press in association with Boydell Press, 2000
(DLC) 00042876
(OCoLC)44270224
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley A Coote
ISBN: 0585496773 9780585496771 9781846151392 1846151392
OCLC Number: 54393606
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 301 pages)
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 What is Political Prophecy?; 2 The Second Arthur: The King as hero c. 1135-1307; 3 Expectation and Disappointment 1307-1340; 4 Debate and Crusade 1340-1399; 5 The Imperial Hero 1399-1440; 6 Cadwallader and the Angelic Voice: The Rationalization of Chaos 1450"1485; Postscript; Handlist of Manuscripts; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Lesley A. Coote.

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The nature of political prophecy in the middle ages analysed, confirming its importance in the discussion of public affairs.  Read more...

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