Fictions of Advice

Fictions of Advice
The Literature and Politics of Counsel in Late Medieval England

Judith Ferster

1996 | 224 pages | Cloth $79.95
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Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. The Context for Literature: Public Discourse in the Late Middle Ages
3. The Secretum Secretorum and the Governance of Kings
4. The Secretum Secretorum in Ireland
5. Council, Counsel, and the Politics of Advice
6. Chaucer's Tale of Melibee: Advice to the King and Advice to the King's Advisers
7. O Political Gower
8. A Mirror for the Prince of Wales: Hoccleve's Regement of Princes
9. Machiavelli's Prince
10. Conclusion

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