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Author Coote, Lesley A. (Lesley Ann), 1954-

Title Prophecy and public affairs in later medieval England / Lesley A. Coote.

Published Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : York Medieval Press in association with Boydell Press, 2000.


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Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 301 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-296) and index.
"Handlist of manuscripts": pages 239-280.
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 What is Political Prophecy?; 2 The Second Arthur: The King as hero c. 1135-1307; 3 Expectation and Disappointment 1307-1340; 4 Debate and Crusade 1340-1399; 5 The Imperial Hero 1399-1440; 6 Cadwallader and the Angelic Voice: The Rationalization of Chaos 1450±1485; Postscript; Handlist of Manuscripts; Bibliography; Index.
Summary In the first general survey of political prophecy in medieval England for almost a hundred years, Lesley Coote examines the nature of political prophecy, its audience and its reception, from its emergence in the twelfth century to the end of the middle ages. Working from original manuscripts, she reveals prophecy to have been a major language for the discussion of public affairs, enshrining ideas of 'Englishness' and a 'national' community, and introducing a great crusading hero-ruler, a second Arthur, who would lead his people into the Last Days.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500.
National characteristics, English, in literature.
Public opinion -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Arthurian romances -- Appreciation -- England.
Nationalism -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Nationalism in literature.
Prophecies in literature.
Prophecy in literature.
Heroes in literature.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1154-1399.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1399-1485.
Great Britain -- History -- Prophecies.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 0585496773