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Courting Power: Persuasion and Politics in the Early Thirteenth Century
This text chronicles a change in epistolary persuasion in the 1230's, crystallized at the imperial chancery of Frederick II, Emperor from 1220-1250. There, traditional appeals, premised on authority and harmony, were challenged by letters in which historical circumstances functioned as an integral part of the strategy of persuasion. Based on the close reading of "Artes Dic ...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published January 25th 1999 by Routledge
(first published December 1st 1998)
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