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Riassunto: In the late fourteenth century, the complex Middle English word trouthe, which had earlier meant something like "integrity" or "dependability", began to take on its modern sense of "conformity to fact". At the same time, the meaning of its antonym, tresoun, began to move from "personal betrayal" to "a crime against the state". In A Crisis of Truth. Richard Firth Green contends that these alterations in meaning were closely linked to a growing emphasis on the written over the spoken and to the simultaneous reshaping of legal thought and practice.According to Green, the rapid spread of vernacular literacy in the England of Richard II was driven in large part by the bureaucratic and legal demands of an increasingly authoritarian central government. The change brought with it a fundamental shift toward the attitudes we still hold about the nature of evidence and proof -- a move from a truth that resides almost exclusively in people to one that relies heavily on documents.
About the Author: Richard Firth Green is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of Poets and Princepleasers: Literature and the English Court in the Late Middle Ages.
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Descrizione libro Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Some shelf wear. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0001749301
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Descrizione libro University Of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good. First edition. Inscribed on the flyleaf by the author. 1999. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. brown cloth, in dust jacket. 496pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Scuffing, soil to rear panel of dj. Dj otherwise complete, unclipped, and housed in mylar. Front board slightly bowed, else a fine copy, clean and unmarked. Digital images available upon request. Codice libro della libreria z011072
Descrizione libro Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0812234634
Descrizione libro Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 812234634