Qty:1
  • List Price: $39.95
  • Save: $2.00 (5%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Languages of Power in the... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Shows only very minor shelf wear. Clearly unread.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Languages of Power in the Age of Richard II Paperback – June 9, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0271029115 ISBN-10: 0271029110

Buy New
Price: $37.95
10 New from $30.80 6 Used from $25.00
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$37.95
$30.80 $25.00
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

$37.95 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press (June 9, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0271029110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0271029115
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,221,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Lynn Staley's new book is informed by an impressive command of Middle English culture and is chockablock with new insights. Few scholars could offer such a rich confrontation of literature and history for this important and distinctive period. --Ralph Hanna, Keble College, Oxford

In Languages of Power in the Age of Richard II, Lynn Staley investigates various Middle English 'attempts to articulate the concept of princely power' during the twenty-three years of the reign of Richard II.... Staley's arguments are expansive and complex, [offering] fascinating insights.... I want to single out for attention Staley's exploration of French texts: late medieval Anglo-French literary exchanges have tended to play second fiddle to Anglo-Italian contacts in recent years. Languages of Power reminds us once again of medieval England's 'French connection,' but in an expansive (and non-courtly) sense that adds to earlier scholarship on Chaucer and his French sources. I therefore recommend the book enthusiastically. --Robert Barrett, The Medieval Review

In recent years so much has been written about the works of Chaucer and his contemporaries that it is hard for anyone to say anything that is new. But Staley has managed it. In this richly textured and wide-ranging work she tells us much about writers' attempts to articulate the concept of princely power. --Nigel Saul, Royal Holloway, University of London

In Languages of Power in the Age of Richard II, Lynn Staley investigates various Middle English 'attempts to articulate the concept of princely power' during the twenty-three years of the reign of Richard II.... Staley's arguments are expansive and complex, [offering] fascinating insights.... I want to single out for attention Staley's exploration of French texts: late medieval Anglo-French literary exchanges have tended to play second fiddle to Anglo-Italian contacts in recent years. Languages of Power reminds us once again of medieval England's 'French connection,' but in an expansive (and non-courtly) sense that adds to earlier scholarship on Chaucer and his French sources. I therefore recommend the book enthusiastically. --Robert Barrett, The Medieval Review

In recent years so much has been written about the works of Chaucer and his contemporaries that it is hard for anyone to say anything that is new. But Staley has managed it. In this richly textured and wide-ranging work she tells us much about writers' attempts to articulate the concept of princely power. --Nigel Saul, Royal Holloway, University of London

About the Author

Lynn Staley is Harrington and Shirley Drake Professor in the Humanities at Colgate University. She has published three previous books with Penn State Press: The Powers of the Holy: Religion, Politics, and Gender in Late Medieval English Literature (with David Aers, 1996), Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions (1994), and The Shepheardes Calendar: An Introduction (1990). She also is the editor and translator of the Norton Critical Edition of The Book of Margery Kempe (2001).


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By Hsing-Wen Tsai on February 25, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It's Really helpful for one to learn the political language in literary works in the reign of King Richard II
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again