By Dr Elliott Elizabeth
Remembering Boethius explores the wealthy intersection among the reception of Boethius and the literary development of aristocratic id, concentrating on a physique of late-medieval vernacular literature that attracts at the comfort of Philosophy to symbolize and reimagine modern studies of exile and imprisonment. Elizabeth Elliott provides new interpretations of English, French, and Scottish texts, together with Machaut's Confort d'ami, Remede de Fortune, and Fonteinne amoureuse, Jean Froissart's felony amoureuse, Thomas Usk's testomony of affection, and The Kingis Quair, analyzing those texts as resources contributing to the advance of the reader's ethical personality. those writers evoke Boethius with the intention to articulate and form own identities for public intake, and Elliott's cautious exam demonstrates that those texts usually write no longer one lifestyles, yet , depicting the connection among poet and aristocratic buyer. those works affiliate the reception of knowledge with the cultivation of reminiscence, and in flip, light up the modern reception of the comfort as a textual content that itself specializes in reminiscence and describes a visionary means of schooling that happens inside of Boethius's personal brain. In asking how and why writers consider Boethius within the center a long time, this publication sheds new gentle on how medieval humans imagined, and reimagined, themselves.
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Remembering Boethius: Writing Aristocratic Identity in Late Medieval French and English Literatures by Dr Elliott Elizabeth