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Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

Elliot Kendall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores the importance of the great household to late 14th-century English culture and society. A sustained new reading of John Gower's major English poem, Confessio Amantis, shows how ... More


Mercantile Association and Commercial Politics

PERRY GAUCI

in The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Previous studies of formal merchant organizations have highlighted the potential sophistication of the political machinery available to merchants, even though concentration on party affiliation has ... More


Courtly Love and the Lordship of Venus

Elliot Kendall

in Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The second of two chapters on the Confessio Amantis frame narrative, this chapter analyses political dimensions of courtly love and the relationship between Venus, Cupid, Genius and Amans, or the ... More


Justice and the Affinity

Elliot Kendall

in Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Exchanges of justice lay at the heart of the late medieval aristocratic political economy. This chapter discusses the respective positions of formal law and household-based modes of dispute ... More


Retribution as Household Exchange in Genius's Tales

Elliot Kendall

in Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter expands the previous chapter's discussion of attitudes to law and justice by investigating the politics of uncentralized, household-based dispute resolution in the tales of Confessio ... More


The Higher Aristocracy: Identity and Memory

R. R. Davies

in Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542918
eISBN:
9780191715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542918.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The dimensions of the group to be considered are outlined. It was characterized by a rapid turnover of personnel and the concentration of more titles in fewer hands. Its pan-British character ... More


Dependence, Service, and Reward

R. R. Davies

in Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542918
eISBN:
9780191715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542918.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The late appearance of documents which detail dependence, such as the indenture, may obscure the ancient nature of the institution itself. Scottish ‘bonds of manrent’ demonstrate the endurance of the ... More


Negotiating Gifts: The 1607 Entertainment at Merchant Taylors' Hall

Gabriel Heaton

in Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter is focused on a civic entertainment, one written by Ben Jonson and performed before King James I at Merchant Taylors' Hall in May 1607. The Merchant Taylors' Company, a leading livery ... More


Society Under Scrutiny II: The Examination of Lords and Knights

Michael Haren

in Sin and Society in Fourteenth-Century England: A Study of the Memoriale Presbiterorum

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208518
eISBN:
9780191678042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208518.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Compared with other commentators, the Memoriale Presbiterorum has surprisingly little to say of lords. The Memoriale appears to ignore with regard to lords the twin classic excesses of bastard ... More


Paul Whiteman and Mary Margaret McBride: “An Experiment” (1926)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an excerpt from Paul Whiteman's autobiography titled Paul Whiteman and Mary Margaret McBride about the premiere of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in his concert at the ... More


Jazz Education and the Tightrope of Tradition1

Ken Prouty

in Knowing Jazz: Community, Pedagogy, and Canon in the Information Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031632
eISBN:
9781617031649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031632.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter talks about the place of George Russell and Marshall Stearns in the development of jazz education. The work of Russell and Stearns is seen as important not because of their institutional ... More


The Court of Henry III

David Carpenter

in Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300238358
eISBN:
9780300255508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300238358.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter assesses the court of Henry III. King Henry III was keen to impress with the magnificence of his entourage and person. Yet in one key respect his court was fundamentally different from ... More


Dekker and Company

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the guild and livery company as corporate forms: on the place of guilds and livery companies within the “body politic” of the City of London, and the relation of guilds, ... More


The Crown as Machine: Hobbes and Lord Saye

Feisal G. Mohamed

in Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century England and the Making of the Modern Political Imaginary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852131
eISBN:
9780191886652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852131.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

It is a commonplace to describe the modern state as one where sovereign power is depersonalized by mediating bureaucracies. This chapter offers tangible instances of this phenomenon in early ... More


Early Teens

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses events during Edward de Vere's early teen years. Long before his seventeenth birthday, which occurred on 12 April 1567, Oxford developed deeply rooted habits of self–importance ... More


Majority and Marriage

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on events following Oxford's twenty–first birthday. When Oxford reached his majority on 12 April 1568, he became entitled to £ 666–13–4 and moveable properties, as specified in ... More


Sacrament

Gervase Rosser

in The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages: Guilds in England 1250-1550

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198201571
eISBN:
9780191779022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201571.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The ritualized eating and drinking organized by every guild, as the records reveal, were analogues for the miracle of the mass. In the annual feast, the lay members of the guilds revived the ... More


Feudal Modes: The Twelfth Century and the First Half of the Thirteenth

David A. Hinton

in Gold and Gilt, Pots and Pins: Possessions and People in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199264537
eISBN:
9780191919299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199264537.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The trend away from ornamented brooches, rings, and swords that demonstrates changing social pressures and expression during the eleventh century was maintained in the first half of the twelfth. ... More


New Marvels: Turning the World Upside Down

Justine Firnhaber-Baker

in The Jacquerie of 1358: A French Peasants' Revolt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198856412
eISBN:
9780191889684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856412.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This chapter begins with Marcel’s decision on 22 February 1358 to murder two noble marshals of the royal army in the Dauphin’s bedchamber. It follows the story through the consolidation of a noble ... More


The City of London in the Eighteenth Century: Corporate Pressures and their Consequences

Ian Doolittle

in Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society, and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198802631
eISBN:
9780191840937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802631.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The City of London and its Livery Companies were subject to various corporate pressures in the eighteenth century. Systemic problems with debt, property income, membership, and office-holding shaped ... More


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