Adam Usk's Secret

Adam Usk, a fifteenth-century professor, royal advisor, schismatic, and spy, wrote a peculiar book in a reticent, nervous prose better suited to keeping secrets than setting them in writing. Steven Justice sets out to find what Usk wanted to hide and comes to surprising conclusions about the foundations of literary and historical study.

Adam Usk's Secret

Steven Justice

2015 | 224 pages | Cloth $49.95
Literature | Biography
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. The First Secret
Chapter 2. The Story of William Clerk
Chapter 3. Fear
Chapter 4. Prophecy
Chapter 5. Utility
Chapter 6. Grief
Chapter 7. Theory of History
Chapter 8. Adam Usk's Secret
Conclusion

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments