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Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

Hugh Grady

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257607
eISBN:
9780191717796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

From 1595-1600, Shakespeare dissected the workings of political power in the four histories of the Henriad and in Hamlet in ways which remarkably parallel — and were perhaps influenced by — the ideas ... More


Pope Gregory VII and the German Kingdom and Empire

H. E. J. Cowdrey

in Pope Gregory VII, 1073–1085

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206460
eISBN:
9780191677144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206460.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

When Gregory became pope in 1073, the German kingdom was entering upon an internal crisis that would have tested it to its foundations even if a ... More


Introduction

ALASTAIR DUNN

in The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263103
eISBN:
9780191718786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263103.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter puts the book in the context of recent scholarship into the reigns of Richard II and Henry IV. It considers the sources used in the book — a range of archival material and ... More


Magnate Rebellion and the Lancastrian Crown, 1403–1413

ALASTAIR DUNN

in The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263103
eISBN:
9780191718786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263103.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter reconstructs the attempts made by a coalition of opponents of the Lancastrian regime, including disaffected former supporters of Henry IV, to reverse the 1399 revolution. Emphasis is ... More


The Reified Worlds of 2 Henry IV and Henry V

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257607
eISBN:
9780191717796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257607.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is divided into two parts. Part 1 focuses on how success spoils Hal and Falstaff. It shows that shows that in 2 Henry IV, subjectivity becomes reified and hence subordinated to power, ... More


Spare Men and Great Ones: Musters, Norms, and the Average Man in Shakespeare's and

Patricia A. Cahill

in Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores how English discipline was aimed at individuals as well at how Elizabethan military culture helped to produce norms of manhood not unlike those associated with later statistical ... More


The Resistance to Power in 1 Henry IV: Subjectivity in the World

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257607
eISBN:
9780191717796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257607.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is organized into four parts. Part 1 shows that, particularly in their treatment of the themes of power and subjectivity, 1 Henry IV and 2 Henry IV pursue such different thematic ... More


Medieval Germany 1056–1273

Alfred Haverkamp

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221722
eISBN:
9780191678486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221722.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This is a revised and updated edition of a major history of an important period in German and European history, starting with the accession of Henry IV to the German throne in 1056, taking in the ... More


Forensic Rhetoric on the Popular Stage: Shakespeare's Histories

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter finds continuity between the neoclassical Inns of Court drama of the 1560s and the hybrid forms of emblematic, allegorical, and episodic drama on the popular stage in the 1580s. Looking ... More


The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413

Alastair Dunn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263103
eISBN:
9780191718786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263103.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book re-appraises the events surrounding the fall of King Richard II of England and the establishment of the Lancastrian regime. It does so by charting the shifting balance of power between the ... More


The Discord of Empire and Papacy 1073–1099

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Their relations were led from tension to violent conflict by Gregory VII, whose name has (wrongly) been given to the whole transformation of the government of the church, called the Gregorian reform. ... More


Revolution and Rebellion, 1399–1400

ALASTAIR DUNN

in The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263103
eISBN:
9780191718786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263103.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter assesses the role of the English nobility in the establishment of the Lancastrian regime, and in the failed attempt to overthrow Henry IV in the following year. It traces the tenurial ... More


Extending Credit and the Henry IV Plays

Nina Levine

in Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267866
eISBN:
9780823272426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267866.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the local resonance of Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays, especially of the Eastcheap scenes, in relation to London’s expanding credit economy. Turning attention to contemporary ... More


Henry IV and the Death of Old Double (1990)

John Kerrigan

in On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199248513
eISBN:
9780191697753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248513.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses Henry IV, by Montaigne. In this work, Montaigne displays rather rapid shifts of style, such as Latinate authority and vernacular insouciance. The discussion in this chapter ... More


‘Covering discretion with a coat of folly’: The Redemptive Self-Fashioning of Hal

Beatrice Groves

in Texts and Traditions: Religion in Shakespeare 1592 - 1604

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208982
eISBN:
9780191706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208982.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on 1 Henry IV, contextualizing it within the religious iconography employed by the eponymous kings of Richard II and Henry V. It argues for the Incarnational nuance of Hal's ... More


Strands and Embedding: Henry IV and Godfrey of Bouillon

Alastair Matthews

in The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656998
eISBN:
9780191742187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656998.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the episode about Henry IV in the Kaiserchronik, which contains a substantial embedded narrative about Godfrey of Bouillon. Drawing on Eberhard Lämmert's concept of narrative ... More


After Glyn Dŵr: An Age of Reconciliation?: SIR JOHN RHŶS MEMORIAL LECTURE

RALPH A. GRIFFITHS

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, following Edward I's final conquest, the inhabitants of the whole of Wales were adjusting to the fact that they were a cosmopolitan people of diverse ... More


Rule and Misrule in Henry IV

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Shakespeare's Henry IV. The two parts of Henry IV are an astonishing development of drama in the direction of inclusiveness, a development possible because of the range of the ... More


Henry V and the fruits of legitimacy

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that from the outset of Henry V, the transformation of both the king and the polity consequent upon Henry's accession is figured as almost complete. In the Henry IV plays, ... More


Guerrillas and Garrisons

R. R. Davies

in The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205081
eISBN:
9780191676499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205081.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Glyn Dŵ's revolt was primarily a guerrilla war; but during the years of success he and his fellow leaders were able to muster much larger forces. Reports regarding contemporary figures, often based ... More


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