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The Great Household and an Economics of Power

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/9780199542642.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter introduces the great household as a late medieval social structure and introduces models of exchange, based on the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Marcel Mauss, as a means of describing the ... More


The Political Economy in the Late Fourteenth Century

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/9780199542642.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the development of the great household's politics during Gower's lifetime. As context for this discussion, it outlines tensions between centralization and uncentralized or ... More


Total Reciprocity and the Problem of Kingship

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/9780199542642.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The book's final chapter explores the theorization and narrative representation of kingship in Confessio Amantis Book Seven. It contextualises Book Seven in relation to salient ideas of medieval ... More


Magnificence and Heroic Virtue (NE IV.2)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Magnificence is usually thought to be large-scale liberality; its sphere is great wealth while liberality’s sphere is moderate wealth. But magnificence is better understood as heroic liberality. It ... More


Magnificence, Generosity, and Subordination

Daniel C. Russell

in Practical Intelligence and the Virtues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565795
eISBN:
9780191721311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565795.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle's introduction of “magnificence” — a virtue concerned with large-scale public spending — into his list of virtues raises a question pertinent to the enumeration problem: given the lack of ... More


ARISTOTLE’S VIRTUES OF GREATNESS

DANIEL C. RUSSELL

in Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honour of Julia Annas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646043
eISBN:
9780191743368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646043.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the Aristotelian virtues of ‘magnificence’ and ‘magnanimity,’ rejecting the popular view that here Aristotle reveals a conception of the virtues as seemly qualities of members ... More


Reason and Purpose in the Moral Virtues

Lorraine Smith Pangle

in Reason and Character: The Moral Foundations of Aristotelian Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226688169
eISBN:
9780226688336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226688336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter probes the role of reason in the particular virtues and the standard it looks to in defining them. Courage has a complex standard inasmuch as it embodies a mean with respect to both fear ... More


A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet

Christina Normore

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226242200
eISBN:
9780226242347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242347.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Even centuries later, to read accounts of late medieval banquets is to enter a fantastic world where gilded stags burst into song, the Holy Church may suddenly appear to beg aid from the assembled ... More


Dining Well

Christina Normore

in A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226242200
eISBN:
9780226242347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242347.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the close relationship between feasting and systematic ethics, both in practice and through the iconographic conventions of histories, romances, philosophical texts and ... More


Economic Cultures, Ideologies of Debt, and State Virtue

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter considers the importance of economic culture and associated ideologies of debt in shaping different images of state virtue. It shows the role that debt has played in identity formation ... More


For the Love of Glory: Napoleonic Imperatives in the Early American Republic

Matthew Rainbow Hale

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Utilizing a political-cultural approach to the concept of glory, this essay offers not only a fresh account of American perceptions of Napoleon, but also a new perspective on democracy’s development ... More


Virtues and Vices

in Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates: On the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080505
eISBN:
9780226080543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080543.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

According to the ergon argument of Book I of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, the distinctive human function is “some practice (praktikē) of that which has logos”, hence the virtue that enables one to ... More


The Arts of Magnificence: Early Modern Exemplars

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter approaches patronal relationships from the patrons’ viewpoint, with particular attention to the Estensi and Medici, to examine how patronage became the art of the powerful and ... More


The Spaces of Diplomacy

Isabella Lazzarini

in Communication and Conflict: Italian Diplomacy in the Early Renaissance, 1350-1520

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198727415
eISBN:
9780191793530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727415.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The previous chapters have dealt with the structuring of political interactions within diplomatic negotiations in a ritualized and recognizable way. Such actions need to be performed on a stage, be ... More


Living Standards and Display

Martin Heale

in The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198702535
eISBN:
9780191772221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702535.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter illustrates how the growing control of abbots and priors over monastic finances provided further opportunities for expenditure on their own office. Over the course of the later Middle ... More


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