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Visual power and fame in René d'Anjou, Geoffrey Chaucer, and the Black Prince

Author: Sunhee Kim Gertz
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Reading semiotically against the backdrop of medieval mirrors of princes, Arthurian narratives, and chronicles, this study examines how René d'Anjou (1409-1480), Geoffrey Chaucer's House of Fame (ca. 1375-1380), and Edward the Black Prince (1330-1376) explore fame's visual power. While very different in approach, they all three reject the classical suggestion that fame is bestowed; challenge or nuance the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: René, King of Naples and Jerusalem; Geoffrey Chaucer; Edward, Prince of Wales; Edward, Prince of Wales; René, King of Naples and Jerusalem
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sunhee Kim Gertz
ISBN: 9781403970534 140397053X
OCLC Number: 226357078
Description: xx, 227 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Fame and Fürstenspiegel --
Rene; d'Anjou's Negotiations with Fame: Creating for a Future Past --
Chaucer's House of Fame: The Quasi-Iconoclastic Present --
Edward the Black Prince, The Future King --
Conclusion.
Series Title: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: SunHee Kim Gertz.
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Reading semiotically against the backdrop of medieval mirrors of princes, Arthurian narratives, and chronicles, this study examines how Rene d Anjou (1409-1480), Geoffrey Chaucer s House of Fame (ca.  Read more...

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