The polliticke courtier : Spenser's The Faerie Queene as a rhetoric of Justice (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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The polliticke courtier : Spenser's The Faerie Queene as a rhetoric of Justice

Author: Michael F N Dixon
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author applies rhetorical theory to "The faerie queene", highlighting the importance of rhetoric and locating the inventio, or organizing principle, of Spenser's narrative in the conception of  Read more...

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Named Person: Edmund Spenser
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F N Dixon
ISBN: 0773514252 9780773514256
OCLC Number: 1027275699
Description: x, 245 pages ; 23 cm + (Cloth)
Contents: Part 1 "Inventio heroicae": decorum, sequence and proof - the problematics of analogy; Redcrosse as courtier; narrative as argument. Part 2 "Iuris comitatus": Britomart ascendant and Venus transcendent; proof by "digressio" - a rhetoric of marriage. Part 3 "Civilitatis causa": Ovid's cone and the rhetoric of law; Radigund, Britomart and the rhetoric of psychomachia; Artegall, Mercilla and Calidore - the ethos of fortune. Part 4 "(who knows not Arlo-Hill?)" - a grammar of closure: Mount Acidale, Arlo Hill and the ethos of pastoral; Envoy and Peroratio - Spenser on Arlo Hill.
Responsibility: Michael F.N. Dixon.

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"Dixon makes a powerful case for justice as central to the whole of The Faerie Queene. The extended discussion of the Britomart material, particularly Book V, is especially impressive. The Polliticke Read more...

 
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