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The Kingis Quair and Other Prison Poems

Edited by Mary-Jo Arn and Linne R Mooney

The Kingis Quair and Other Prison Poems
Paperback, 214 pages £15.50
Published: 2005
ISBN: 9781580440936
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

Readers have noticed that the fifteenth century saw a remarkable flourishing of poems written in conditions of physical captivity or on the subject of imprisonment. The largest body of this poetry is from the pen of Charles of Valois, duke of Orleans, who was captured by the English at the battle of Agincourt in 1415 and not released until 1440. The longest single poem on the subject is James I of Scotland's The Kingis Quair, purportedly written at the time of his release from an eighteen-year imprisonment in England .This volume reflects the wide scope of these prison poems by bringing together a new edition of The Kingis Quair, a selection from Charles d'Orleans' Fortunes Stabilnes, a poem by George Ashby, who was imprisoned in London's Fleet prison, and the poems of two other poets, both anonymous, who wrote about physical and/or emotional imprisonment.

Acknowledgements General Introduction Select Bibliography Commonly Used Abbreviations James I of Scotland, The Kingis Quair Introduction Select Bibliography Text Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Charles d'Orleans, Fortunes Stabilnes Introduction Select Bibliography Text Explanatory Notes Textual Notes George Ashby, Complaint of a Prisoner in the Fleet 1463 Introduction Select Bibliography Text Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Complaint of a Prisoner against Fortune Introduction Select Bibliography Text Explanatory Notes Textual Notes The Lufaris Complaynt Introduction Select Bibliography Text Explanatory Notes Textual Notes

Linne R. Mooney is Professor of medieval English palaeography at the University of York. She is primarily interested in Chaucer and other writers of his era.Mary-Jo Arn is an independent scholar based in Boston. She is the former book review managing editor at Speculum.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 214 pages
ISBN:
 9781580440936
Illus.

BIC Code:
 2ABC, DSBB
BISAC Code:
  POE000000
Imprint:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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