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Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography
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Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Joanna Summers

Abstract

Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy has long been taken as one of the seminal works of the Middle Ages, yet despite the study of many aspects of the Consolation's influence, the legacy of the figure of the writer in prison has not been explored. A group of late-medieval authors — Thomas Usk, James I of Scotland, Charles d'Orléans, George Ashby, William Thorpe, Richard Wyche, and Sir Thomas Malory — demonstrate the ways in which the imprisoned writer is presented both within and outside the Boethian tradition. Each of these writers inscribes himself and his imprisoned situation within his text ... More

Keywords: Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, prison writing, Thomas Usk, James I of Scotland, Charles d'Orléans, George Ashby, William Thorpe, Richard Wyche, Sir Thomas Malory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271290
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanna Summers, author
Formerly of University College, and Harris Manchester College, Oxford

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