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The Resource The king and commoner tradition : carnivalesque politics in medieval and early modern literature, by Mark Truesdale, (electronic resource)

The king and commoner tradition : carnivalesque politics in medieval and early modern literature, by Mark Truesdale, (electronic resource)

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The king and commoner tradition : carnivalesque politics in medieval and early modern literature
Title
The king and commoner tradition
Title remainder
carnivalesque politics in medieval and early modern literature
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Truesdale
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"King and Commoner tales were hugely popular across the late medieval and early modern periods, their cultural influence extending from Robin Hood ballads to Shakespearean national histories. This study represents the first detailed exploration of this rich and fascinating literary tradition, tracing its development across deeply politicized fifteenth-century comic tales and early modern ballads.The medieval King and Commoner tales depict an incognito king becoming lost in the forest and encountering a disgruntled commoner who complains of class oppression and poaches the king's deer. This is an upside-down world of tricksters, violence, and politicized feasting that critiques and deconstructs medieval hierarchy. The commoners of these tales utilize the inversion of the medieval carnival, crowning themselves as liminal mock kings in the forest while threatening to rend and devour a body politic that would oppress them. These tales are complex and ambiguous, reimagining the socio-political upheaval of the late medieval period in sophisticated rumination's on class relations. By contrast, the early modern ballads and chapbooks see the tradition undergo a conservative metamorphosis. Suppressing its more radical elements amid a celebration of proto-panoptical kings, the tradition remerges as royalist propaganda in which the king watches his thankful subjects through the keyhole."--Provided by publisher.--
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Truesdale, Mark,
Dewey number
820.9001
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Outlaws in literature, history, and culture
  • T&F EBS eBooks
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  • Outlaws in literature
  • Kings and rulers in literature
  • English literature
Label
The king and commoner tradition : carnivalesque politics in medieval and early modern literature, by Mark Truesdale, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781351106696
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781351106696
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351106665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019836954
Label
The king and commoner tradition : carnivalesque politics in medieval and early modern literature, by Mark Truesdale, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781351106696
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781351106696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351106665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019836954

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