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Incestuous Desire versus Marital Love: Rewriting the Tale of the ‘Maiden without Hands’ in Versions of the Manekine and the Roman du Comte d'Anjou

Rosalind Brown‐Grant

in French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554140
eISBN:
9780191721069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses father/daughter incest narratives based on the legend of the ‘maiden without hands’ which have traditionally been read in the context of medieval debates on endogamous versus ... More


A mythical education: Ramsay’s Cyrus and Plan

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the final chapter the second phase of Ramsay’s political works are considered: Les Voyages de Cyrus (1727) and the A Plan of Education for a Young Prince (1732). Ramsay’s Cyrus used Xenephon’s ... More


Conaire, Saul, and Sacred Kingship

Ralph O'Connor

in The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666133
eISBN:
9780191744693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter proposes that the composition of the Togail is likely to have been shaped in part by its author's acquaintance with the book of 1 Samuel, the Bible's darkest and most tragic ... More


Al-Thaʿalibi’s Adab al-muluk, a Local Mirror for Princes

Julia Bray

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter considers the al-Tha،alini’s Adab al-muluk as a text belonging to the genre of mirrors for princes. It emphasises that the texts belonging to this genre reflect a complex relationship ... More


Medico‐Moral Theories of Manhood: Strength, Constancy, and Reason

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter moves from the commonplace ideas found in the language of manhood to the more elaborate theoretical explorations of manhood, femaleness, and youth found in medical writings, ... More


Greatness of Spirit: The Transfiguration of Heroic Virtue

Sophia Vasalou

in Virtues of Greatness in the Arabic Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842828
eISBN:
9780191878749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842828.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The denouement of Part 1 might seem disappointing. Greatness of soul, that larger-than-life ancient virtue, enters the Islamic world only to fade away. Yet there was another concept belonging to the ... More


Introduction

L. Marlow

in Counsel for Kings: Wisdom and Politics in Tenth-Century Iran: Volume I: The Nasihat al-muluk of Pseudo-Mawardi: Contexts and Themes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696901
eISBN:
9781474422215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696901.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction discusses the manuscript of Naṣīḥat al-mulūk and its history, the copyist’s attribution of the mirror for princes to al-Māwardī and the history of this attribution, and the arguments ... More


A Crooked Mirror for Princes: Vernacular Reflections on Wenceslas IV ‘the Idle’

Pavlína Rychterová

in Evil Lords: Theories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199394852
eISBN:
9780199394876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199394852.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the growing importance of the vernacular languages during the later Middle Ages in shaping the form, content, and audiences of political discourse. It presents a famously wicked ... More


‘I Don’t Know Who You Call Tyrants’: Debating Evil Lords in Quattrocento Humanism

Hester Schadee

in Evil Lords: Theories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199394852
eISBN:
9780199394876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199394852.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter returns to Latin discourse, seeking to define what fifteenth-century humanist treatments of tyranny have in common, and what distinguishes them from their classical and medieval ... More


Counsel for Kings: Wisdom and Politics in Tenth-Century Iran: Volume I: The Nasihat al-muluk of Pseudo-Mawardi: Contexts and Themes

L. Marlow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696901
eISBN:
9781474422215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This two-volume work represents a textual and contextual study of an early Arabic mirror for princes, the book known as Naṣīḥat al-mulūk (‘Counsel for Kings’) and attributed to the jurist and ... More


‘Le naufrage de ce mortel monde’: Shipwreck and the Nef

Jennifer H. Oliver

in Shipwreck in French Renaissance Writing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198831709
eISBN:
9780191869563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831709.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Over the course of the sixteenth century, the Old French word for ship—‘nef’—gradually fell out of use, being replaced by ‘navire’ and ‘vaisseau’. This chapter explores an important strand of this ... More


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