Visual Power and Fame in René D’Anjou, Geoffrey Chaucer, and the Black Prince

  • Authors
  • SunHee Kim Gertz

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. SunHee Kim Gertz
    Pages 1-12
  3. SunHee Kim Gertz
    Pages 13-32
  4. SunHee Kim Gertz
    Pages 105-139
  5. SunHee Kim Gertz
    Pages 141-143
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 145-227

About this book


Reading semiotically against the backdrop of medieval mirrors of princes, Arthurian narratives, and chronicles, this study examines how René d Anjou (1409-1480), Geoffrey Chaucer s House of Fame (ca. 1375-1380), and Edward the Black Prince (1330-1376) explore fame s visual power. While very different in approach, all three individuals reject the classical suggestion that fame is bestowed and understand that particularly in positions of leadership, it is necessary to communicate effectively with audiences in order to secure fame. This sweeping study sheds light on fame s intoxicating but deceptively simple promise of elite glory.


Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer Middle Ages

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