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This useful examine illuminates the assumption of the Aristocracy as exhibit, as public functionality, in Renaissance and seventeenth-century literature and society. Ranging greatly from Castiglione and French courtesy manuals, via Montaigne and Bacon, to the literature of the Grand Si├Ęcle, David Posner examines the buildings of public identification within the interval. He makes a speciality of the constructing tensions among, at the one hand, literary or ingenious representations of 'nobility' and, at the different, the more and more difficult ancient place of the the Aristocracy themselves. those tensions produce a change within the idea of the noble self as a functionality, and at last doom courtroom society and its theatrical mode of self-presentation. located on the intersection of rhetorical and old theories of interpretation, this ebook contributes considerably to our knowing of the position of literature either in analysing and in shaping social identification.

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