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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 305-326.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Anke Bernau Reading Thomas Elyot's Dictionary , this essay examines the legacy of medieval chronicle and fable for the early modern period. Elyot's influential work, here considered in its 1542 edition as Bibliotheca Eliotae , contains entries for both “Albion” and “Britannia,” topics which plunged...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 157-179.
Published: 01 January 2012
... kinds, of things and of words. Knowledge of words comes earlier, but that of things is the more important.”20 Such a conviction quickly developed into a truism among humanists, who constantly warned not to concentrate on words and style at the expense of things and content. As Thomas Elyot puts...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 283-312.
Published: 01 May 2001
... What Phillips calls the Elizabethan concept of mercy is more precisely the Stoic theory of mercy and clemency outlined by Seneca in De Clementia and transmitted by writers like Thomas Elyot.38 Seneca distinguishes between clementia, a rational decision...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 285-314.
Published: 01 May 2008
... city-state.37 In 1531, less than twenty years before the Daunce of Poulys was destroyed, Thomas Elyot similarly described dance as both the practice and image of “the first morall vertue called prudence” in his The Boke named the Governor, a text intended to teach “one soveraigne governour” the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 303-334.
Published: 01 May 2013
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 549-577.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... After that watershed, the commons and people were edged out of the political community of the realm and were increasingly viewed as a plebs or political underclass.11 This new climate is, for example, signaled and theorized in the first book of Thomas Elyot’s 1531 The Book Named the Governor, in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 11-40.
Published: 01 January 2018
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 347-371.
Published: 01 May 2010
... literary-historical narratives between poetry in England (and in English) 350  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 40.2 / 2010 and classical poetry. The essay concludes with a brief discussion of Thomas Churchyard’s encomium for Skelton in order to illustrate one way in which this...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 125-141.
Published: 01 January 2003
... English Renaissance (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995), 182–92. 11 More prosaically, Dee also cited John and Sebastian Cabot, Hugh Elyot, Robert Thorne, Stephen Borough, and Martin Frobisher, all post-Columbian explorers. 12 For example, Henry VIII used historical precedent...