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Lordship and LiteratureJohn Gower and the Politics of the Great Household$
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Elliot Kendall

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199542642

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.262) Conclusion
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Lordship and Literature
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Elliot Kendall (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.003.0010

This chapter brings together all the arguments presented in the book regarding the importance of the great household to late 14th-century England. It summarizes the political positions developed in Gower's Confessio Amantis and the poem's profound influence on contemporary ways of thinking regarding the roles of the gentry, nobility, and royalty and their feelings of responsibility to the political economy, and the subsequent impact of this view of society.

Keywords:   Gower, Confessio Amantis, royalty, nobility, gentry, political economy

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