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Courtship and courtliness

Subtitle:
studies in Elizabethan courtly language and literature
Abstract:

In its current sense, courting means 'wooing'; but its original meaning was 'residing at court'. The amorous sense of the word developed from a purely social sense in most major European languages around the turn of the sixteenth century, a time when, according to some historians, Western states were gradually moving toward the genesis of absolutism and the establishment of courts as symbols and agents of centralised monarchical power. This study examines the shift in meaning of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature
Publication date:
1989
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602323771
URN:
uuid:7d87cb87-8146-4d47-a19e-4cc9aee21467
Local pid:
td:602323771

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