Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature

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Cambridge University Press, 22 трав. 2003 р. - 212 стор.
Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature explores the early modern interest in conversation as a newly identified art. Conversation was widely accepted to have been inspired by the republican philosopher Cicero. Recognizing his influence on courtesy literature - the main source for 'civil conversation' - Jennifer Richards uncovers alternative ways of thinking about humanism as a project of linguistic and social reform. She argues that humanists explored styles of conversation to reform the manner of association between male associates; teachers and students, buyers and sellers, and settlers and colonial others. They reconsidered the meaning of 'honesty' in social interchange in an attempt to represent the tension between self-interest and social duty. Richards explores the interest in civil conversation among mid-Tudor humanists, John Cheke, Thomas Smith and Roger Ascham, as well as their self-styled successors, Gabriel Harvey and Edmund Spenser.
 

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Introduction
1
civil and domestical conversation
20
reading for Cicero in The Book of the Courtier
43
Tudor humanism and linguistic and social reform
65
sociable commerce and civil conversation
87
Harvey and Spenser in dialogue
113
homosociality in The Shepheardes Calender
139
Conclusion
168
Notes
171
Bibliography
195
Index
208
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Jennifer Richards is Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. She is the editor, with James Knowles, of Shakespeare's Late Plays: New Readings (1999) and the author of articles in Renaissance Quarterly and Criticism.

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