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“CLASHING IMAGES”: ISSUES OF TOURNAMENT AND IDENTITY IN THE CHIVALRIC LITERATURE OF EARLY MODERN ENGLAND

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Material Information

Title:
“CLASHING IMAGES”: ISSUES OF TOURNAMENT AND IDENTITY IN THE CHIVALRIC LITERATURE OF EARLY MODERN ENGLAND
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Istomin, Dmitriy
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Humanities
Area of Concentration:
English, History
Faculty Sponsor:
Myhill, Nova

Subjects

Genre:
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Knightly tournament was a vital tradition in both the history and literature of the European Medieval Era. My thesis examines the tournament in England in the transitional period of the fifteenth and sixteenth century as a tool for image-making and focuses on the relationship between monarchy and aristocracy; both the historical and literary depictions of tournament are covered. In the first chapter, I look at the publisher William Caxton and his cultivation of a chivalric readership in England as well as the literary manifestations of tournament in Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur. The second chapter covers Queen Elizabeth’s use of the Accession Day tilts as a form of propaganda, as well as romance notions of tournament in Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene and Philip Sidney’s Lady of May and his sonnets. Although written with different intentions and in different genres, I argue that all of these texts exhibit a concern with similar themes in the tournament tradition: issues with public versus private in the tournament space, the role of the monarch, and the ultimate failure of chivalric ideals in the face of human imperfections.
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Myhill, Nova
Statement of Responsibility:
by Dmitriy Istomin

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 I8
System ID:
AA00024754:00001

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