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By Joanna Summers

Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy has lengthy been taken as one of many seminal works of the center a long time, but regardless of the research of many features of the Consolation's impact, the legacy of the determine of the author in legal has no longer been explored. a gaggle of late-medieval authors, Thomas Usk, James I of Scotland, Charles d'Orléans, George Ashby, William Thorpe, Richard Wyche, and Sir Thomas Malory, show the ways that the imprisoned author is gifted, either inside and out of doors the Boethian culture. The presentation of an imprisoned autobiographical id in every one of those authors' texts, and the political causes at the back of such self-presentation are tested during this learn, which additionally questions no matter if the texts can be thought of to from a style of early autobiographical legal literature.

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