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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Systembolagets roll i samhället : En diskursanalytisk studie av hur en offentlig organisation kan uppfattas utifrån dagens konsumtionssamhälle

Stjärnsten, Malin 2015 (has links)
Denna studie undersöker hur Systembolagets roll kan uppfattas genom deras organisationsberättelse. En tematisk textanalys har gjorts av Systembolagets webbpublicerade material för att fastställa vilka diskurser som framträder i materialet för att framställa deras roll. Denna studie bygger på Zygmunt Baumans teori om vårt samtida konsumtionssamhälle samt John Clarkes resonemang om hur offentliga organisationer har behövt anpassa sig till detta konsumtionssamhälle. Den metodologiska ansats som har använts för att studera detta är foucauldeansk genealogisk diskursanalys. Inom denna diskursteoretiska angreppssätt studerar sambandet mellan ett fenomen och den kontext som fenomenet har uppstått inom. För denna studie handlar det då om hur Systembolagets texter kan förstås utifrån det samtida konsumtionssamhället utifrån vilket texterna har producerats. De diskurser som framträder i materialet är myndighetsdiskursen, ansvarsdiskursen samt servicediskursen. Utifrån de resultat som framträder kan Systembolaget uppfattas som en aktör med en mångsidig identitet, där både organisationens myndighetsutövande och ansvarsfulla sida tillsammans med deras kundorientering får dem att framstå som en modern offentlig verksamhet med konsumenten ständigt i fokus. This study investigates how Systembolaget’s role can be perceived through their corporate storytelling. A thematic text analysis has been implemented on the presentation published on their website to determine the discourses used to describe their role in our contemporary society. This study is based on Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of consumer society and John Clarke’s review of the public sector adaptation to this consumer society that we live in. The method that has been used to study this is Foucault’s genealogical discourse analysis, where you study the relationship between the phenomena and the context in which the material has been produced. The discourses that appear in the material are the administrative authority discourse, the liability discourse and the service discourse. Based on the results of the study Systembolaget can be perceived as a versatile actor that emphasizes their authoritarian and responsible qualities as well as their customer orientation. This is something that makes them appear like a modern public organization with the consumer constantly in focus.
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Raccontare gli Antichi: le "Imagini" di Vincenzo Cartari Telling the Ancients: Vincenzo Cartari's "Images"

Calderoni, Elisabetta <1985> 21 May 2015 (has links)
Con le "Imagini degli dei degli antichi", pubblicate a Venezia nel 1556 e poi in più edizioni arricchite e illustrate, l’impegnato gentiluomo estense Vincenzo Cartari realizza il primo, fortunatissimo manuale mitografico italiano in lingua volgare, diffuso e tradotto in tutta l’Europa moderna. Cartari rimodula, secondo accenti divulgativi ma fedeli, fonti latine tradizionali: come le ricche "Genealogie deorum gentilium" di Giovanni Boccaccio, l’appena precedente "De deis gentium varia et multiplex historia" di Lilio Gregorio Giraldi, i curiosi "Fasti" ovidiani, da lui stesso commentati e tradotti. Soprattutto, però, introduce il patrimonio millenario di favole ed esegesi classiche, di aperture egiziane, mediorientali, sassoni, a una chiave di lettura inedita, agile e vitalissima: l’ecfrasi. Le divinità e i loro cortei di creature minori, aneddoti leggendari e attributi identificativi si susseguono secondo un taglio iconico e selettivo. Sfilano, in trionfi intrisi di raffinato petrarchismo neoplatonico e di emblematica picta poesis rinascimentale, soltanto gli aspetti figurabili e distintivi dei personaggi mitici: perché siano «raccontate interamente» tutte le cose attinenti alle figure antiche, «con le imagini quasi di tutti i dei, e le ragioni perché fossero così dipinti». Così, le "Imagini" incontrano il favore di lettori colti e cortigiani eleganti, di pittori e ceramisti, di poeti e artigiani. Allestiscono una sorta di «manuale d’uso» pronto all’inchiostro del poeta o al pennello dell’artista, una suggestiva raccolta di «libretti figurativi» ripresi tanto dalla maniera di Paolo Veronese o di Giorgio Vasari, quanto dal classicismo dei Carracci e di Nicolas Poussin. Si rivelano, infine, summa erudita capace di attirare appunti e revisioni: l’antiquario padovano Lorenzo Pignoria, nel 1615 e di nuovo nel 1626, vi aggiunge appendici archeologiche e comparatistiche, interessate al remoto regno dei faraoni quanto agli esotici idoli orientali e dei Nuovi Mondi. With his work "Imagini degli dei degli antichi" published in Venice in 1556 and, later, in multiple extended and illustrated editions, the committed Vincenzo Cartari, protégé of the Este dukes, created the first Italian mythographic volume in vulgar language, circulated and translated in all modern Europe. Cartari revised the traditional Latin sources with educational intents and accuracy towards the sources: like the detailed "Genealogie deorum gentilium" by Giovanni Boccaccio, the previous "De deis gentium varia et multiplex historia" by Lilio Gregorio Giraldi, the remarkable "Fasti" by Ovid, which he also commented and translated. Above all, he introduced the fantastic heritage of fables and commentaries of the Classics, with Egyptian, Middle-Eastern, Saxon influences to a bright and lively original interpretation: the Ekphrasis. The Gods and the procession of inferior creatures, the legendary tales and their attributes follow one another with an iconic and selective approach. In a triumph of refined Neoplatonic Petrarchism and classic Renaissance picta poesis, he represented only the conceivable and distinctive attributes of these mythical figures: so that all matters relevant to the ancient figures are «thoroughly explained», «with images of almost all the gods and the reasons they were thus depicted». Hence, "Imagini" was favoured by elegant educated courtiers as well as artists and writers, ceramists and artisans. It staged a sort of «user manual» ready for the ink of the poet or the brush of the painter, an evocative collection of «figurative booklets» evoked by Paolo Veronese and Giorgio Vasari, the Carracci and Nicolas Poussin. Finally, it proved to be an erudite summa that attracts criticism and revisions: the antiquarian Lorenzo Pignoria from Padua, in 1615 and again in 1626, added archeological and comparative appendices with regard to the Ancient Reign of the Pharaohs and the exotic idols of the Orient and the New World.
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Arte de los medios y transformaciones sociales durante la transición en Chile 1990-2014

Montero Peña, María Valentina 15 September 2015 (has links)
El objetivo principal de esta tesis ha sido comprender de qué manera las prácticas artísticas chilenas que utilizan soportes y lenguajes basados en los ámbitos de la tecnología y la ciencia, han reflejado y construido un discurso crítico sobre los procesos político-sociales ocurridos en el país en el período 1990 a 2014, denominado Transición. Para ello hemos tenido que reconstruir su contexto histórico a nivel artístico y político, rastreando las genealogías estéticas y conceptuales que anteceden a las prácticas contemporáneas, las cuales hemos analizado a la luz de diversos enfoques epistemológicos como el Nuevo materialismo, Teoría de Actor en Red, Feminismo y Pensamiento Decolonial. En el capítulo 1 ofrecemos una amplia contextualización en torno a los conceptos implícitos en la movediza frontera entre arte, ciencia, tecnología y política, sintetizando las diversas aproximaciones que han ido construyendo las etiquetas que definen el campo de las artes de los medios y lo que ellas han significado en el contexto de la sociedad post industrial. También hemos querido detenernos en la relación arte y política, intentando actualizar a la luz de las nuevas tecnologías las tensiones entre estética e ideología. En el capítulo 2 hemos querido situar geopolíticamente dichas prácticas, centrándonos en América Latina como zona crítica atravesada por determinaciones histórico económicas que fundan la modernidad (Mignolo) y que marcan la impronta híbrida (García Canelini) y convulsa que la ha caracterizado. Asimismo, con el objetivo de identificar posibles referentes para las artes de los medios locales, hemos repasado las primeras experiencias de convergencia entre arte, ciencia y tecnología en América Latina, para centrarnos en la descripción de algunos de los personajes que podrían ser considerados referentes en este campo en el ámbito chileno. En el capítulo 3 hemos abordado profusamente el contexto socio-político del período y lugar investigado. Sólo comprendiendo cabalmente la complejidad de los cambios históricos sucedidos en Chile desde 1990 hasta nuestros días, -y que encuentran su raíz desde antes al inicio de la dictadura incluso- será posible situar el carácter de la producción artística que analizaremos. Asimismo, hemos considerado pertinente describir los antecedentes recientes en la relación arte, política y medios, ocurridos sobre todo en la década de los 70' y 80'. Las condiciones especiales de esos años nos han permitido advertir un giro conceptual importante cuya herencia, estimamos, es recuperada por muchos artistas en estos años. Incluimos en esta sección la descripción de cómo desde los 90 en adelante se comienza a formar de manera más visible un campo artístico particular enfocado en los llamados "nuevos medios", intentando con ello contribuir a llenar un vacío historiográfico importante en esta área. En el capítulo 4 hemos estructurado la descripción y análisis de las obras y proyectos escogidos, atendiendo a las diferentes estrategias estéticas y conceptuales que hemos identificado: 1) enunciación, 2) de-construcción y 3) transformaciones neoconstructivistas micropolíticas. En la primera línea, que hemos denominado "Enunciativa", nos referimos al régimen de representación de las artes que otorga visibilidad a situaciones o historias de carácter polémico o crítico que estaban censuradas, distorsionadas, omitidas u opacadas. De acuerdo a la producción analizada establecimos sub-categorías de análisis respondiendo a ciertas temáticas que han sido clave en la recomposición social. A saber, la memoria; la identidad y el territorio. La segunda línea propuesta, que denominamos "Deconstrucciones críticas", aborda los procesos de desmantelamiento de artefactos tecnológicos que cumplen la tarea de ser máquinas semióticas (Flusser), es decir, de producción de significados; tales como la deconstrucción (hackeo) de aparatos tecnológicos de uso común. Advertimos como hipótesis que en lo que significan estos procesos, más allá de un régimen representacional, se está llevando a cabo una deconstrucción crítica que desmonta no sólo los artefactos mismos, sino también las estrategias, ideología y condicionamientos que los constituyen, como, asimismo, las lógicas inherentes en los procesos de trabajo del espectro tecnocientífico y su filiación con el campo de las artes contemporáneas. Por último, en la tercera línea de análisis denominada "Transformaciones neoconstructivas micropolíticas" se describe el trabajo de varios artistas que, junto a un trabajo más reflexivo de la materialidad y los discursos ideológicos que atraviesan a los artefactos tecnológicos que utilizan, proponen un trabajo no sólo crítico y analítico, sino también transformador de la realidad. En sus proyectos, procesos y obras se encuentra la intención manifiesta que éstos tengan una rentabilidad simbólica, pero también concreta, contribuyendo a generar transformaciones en el entorno a nivel micropolítico, y desbordando con ello el campo artístico y sus límites autoimpuestos.
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Framing Latin American Art: Artists, Critics, Institutions and the Configuration of a Regional Identity

Maroja, Camila Santoro 2015 (has links)

This dissertation investigates how non-academic agents (i.e. artists, curators, and institutions) helped construct the current canon of Latin American art. It takes as case studies key exhibitions held in Brazil in order to examine how the central concepts of anthropophagy, geometric abstraction, and the political came to characterize the art of the region. Drawing on extensive archival research and interviews, this work traces a local genealogy, thus offering a different starting point for understanding the Latin American art canon that has been recently institutionalized in such places as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York as part of the global turn in art history.

Citing their different language and colonial history, Brazilian artists and critics have tended to view their art production as distinct from that of the rest of the continent. This dissertation, by contrast, recognizes Brazil as a fundamental player in the shaping of both a Latin American cultural identity and an expanded notion of the Americas. This expansion of Latin American art influences how artists represent themselves and how such production is actively being inserted into collections around the world.

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Gender as an 'interplay of rules'| Detecting epistemic interplay of medical and legal discourse with sex and gender classification in four editions of the Dewey Decimal Classification

Fox, Melodie J. 2 September 2015 (has links)

When groups of people are represented in classification systems, potential exists for them to be structurally or linguistically subordinated, erased or otherwise misrepresented (Olson & Schlegl, 2001). As Bowker & Star (1999) have shown, the real-world application of classification to people can have legal, economic, medical, social, and educational consequences. The purpose of this research is to contribute to knowledge organization by showing how the epistemological stance underlying specific classificatory discourses interactively participates in the formation of concepts. The medical and legal discourses in three timeframes are examined using Foucauldian genealogical discourse analysis to investigate how their depictions of gender and epistemic foundations correspond and interplay with conceptualizations of similar concepts in four editions of the Dewey Decimal Classification. As knowledge organization research seeks solutions to manage the paradigm change from assumptions of universal knowledge to instability of knowledge, recognition of epistemological underpinnings of classification systems is necessary to understand the very real consequences of corresponding classifications of gender.

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Pingpu,s Ethnic group and the Developments of East Rift Valley:A Study of the Teng Family in Kao Liao 平埔族與花東縱谷開發史-以高寮登氏為中心

Shih, Tai-Li, 史台麗 2015 (has links)
博士 中國文化大學 史學系 104 This dissertation aims to concentrate on the Teng Family’s genealogy , which is followed by a further research on the family members’ marriage relationships, their members distribution, and the primary industries in their local areas. There is also a detailed discussion of the history of Pin Pu people’s migration into East Rift Valley in which the course of migration from the south-west of Taiwan is systematically analyzed and the distribution of Pin Pu’s population in today’s East Rift Valley is outlined as well. Moreover, the folklore religion in Teng of Kao Liao is both interviewed and scrutinized. Long before the field study, the author has already recognized the fact that vessel worshiping in the Valley is almost extinct, the field study on the vessel worshiping , therefore, is conducted via a “down-to-earth” approach---doing the best to find as many cases of vessel worshiping as possible for the interviewing and the subsequent analytical research. The development of conversion from Pin Pu’s traditional vessel worshiping to Han people’s religious belief is also elaborated. Other that these, due to the fact that some of the Teng Family’s relations are followers with the Presbyterian church, interviews and investigations likewise are conducted on the oldest Presbyterian churches in the Valley---Chia Mi San Church and Fu Li Church. Certainly and inevitably, there is again a thorough analysis on vessel worshiping rituals---the long-established fiesta at Da Chuan worship site. The folk life Teng of Kao Liao has led and the utensils they use every day create the kind of culture the author painstakingly tries to touch on in this dissertation. The Valley might be located in a remote region of the country, but the people there have never given the impression of “being lifeless”. On the contrary, from generation to generation, they live the way of life that is energetic and phenomenal. The author has focused on a few points less worked on in the past in other researches with the hope of intiating further exploration.
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Il dilemma femminista dell'uso politico della violenza in Italia negli anni Settanta e Ottanta: tra pensiero politico e caso storico The feminist dilemma of the political use of violence in Italy in the seventies and eighties: between political thought and historical case

Malizia, Marilisa <1984> 26 May 2015 (has links)
Degli anni Settanta si parla, ormai quasi canonicamente, come gli anni della crisi, una crisi che compare quasi simultaneamente fuori e dentro i confini nazionali, e si configura come vera e propria crisi di sistema. Considerando il turning point rappresentato dai Seventies, è diffusa l'interpretazione nel contesto italiano del paradigma politologico secondo il quale è nella mancanza e nelle assenze del sistema politico-istituzionale alle domande di modernizzazione democratica provenienti dalle soggettività che emergono in quella che è stata definita la “stagione dei movimenti” che andrebbero individuate le radici prima della scelta della violenza come strumento di lotta politica e poi del cosiddetto “riflusso”. Questo studio cerca di analizzare le dinamiche e gli sviluppi nella relazione tra movimento femminista e violenza politica in Italia tra anni settanta e anni ottanta. Per comprendere ed analizzare le dinamiche di tale sviluppo è stato necessario prima ricostruire la genealogia del concetto di violenza politica elaborato dalla filosofia politica nel XX secolo e poi confrontarlo con il concetto di violenza proposto dal pensiero femminista nello stesso arco temporale. Allo stesso tempo si è considerato il fenomeno della violenza politicamente motivata agita nel decennio settanta, analizzando le specificità del femminismo stesso, ma anche, la possibilità di individuare lo scarto – politico, ideologico e esistenziale – tra le definizioni date dalla pratica femminista alla categoria di violenza e le peculiarità degli altri movimenti che si muovevano nella scena politica e sociale tra anni settanta e anni ottanta The Seventies are regarded almost canonically as the years of crisis, a crisis that appears almost simultaneously inside and outside national borders, and is configured as a real crisis of the system. This study seeks to analyze the dynamics and developments in the relationship between feminist movement and political violence in Italy in the seventies and eighties. To understand and analyze the dynamics of this development, it has been necessary first to reconstruct the genealogy of the concept of political violence drafted by the political philosophy in the twentieth century and then compare it with the concept of violence proposed by feminist thought in the same timeframe. At the same time the phenomenon of politically motivated violence acted in the seventies was considered, by analyzing the specificities of Italian feminism itself, but also, the possibility of identifying the gap - political, ideological and existential - between the definitions given by feminist practices to the category of violence and the peculiarities of the other movements that emerged in the political and social scene in the seventies and eighties
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Santiago Sierra y Teresa Margolles. Estética de la impotencia y el desencanto

Campiglia, María 17 December 2015 (has links)
La presente investigación realiza un estudio a profundidad de la obra de Santiago Sierra y Teresa Margolles, quienes han trabajado en México desde el inicio de la década de los 90, y que ocupan hoy un destacado lugar en el circuito artístico internacional. Suele argumentarse que la importancia de su obra radica en visibilizar los increíbles niveles de violencia y polarización de la riqueza existentes en nuestra sociedad, constituyendo no sólo una denuncia sino un llamado a la reflexión ya la toma de postura crítica. Este trabajo cuestiona estos argumentos y enuncia que en la obra de ambos productores visuales existe una clara discordancia entre el discurso que las valida y las estrategias concretas seguidas para su realización. Pone particular atención a las prácticas de denigración y maltrato, así como a las dinámicas de objetualización y comercialización de los sujetos. ¿Nos encontramos frente a un arte de denuncia o simplemente somos testigos de un ejercicio de violencia perpetrándose dos veces sobre el mismo cuerpo? La hipótesis que se pretende demostrar es que su obra se articula a partir de la reproducciónde algunas de las lógicas más brutales del sistema económico y político vigente en México. La investigación establece diversos puntos de coincidencia entre el trabajo de Santiago Sierra y Teresa Margolles, plantea la existencia de una línea de continuidad en su obra y ubica la genealogía de sus propuestas en el periodo de instauración del neoliberalismo en México. Se realiza por tanto una reconstrucción de la serie de cambios experimentados por el circuito artístico mexicano durante aquél periodo, advirtiendo cómo las modificaciones suscitadas en el terreno político fueron acompañadas de una profunda transformación en la manera de entender el sentido y los límites del quehacer artístico. Se analiza la insistencia de ambos productores visuales (muy acorde al discurso de importantes sectores de la comunidad artística mexicana a inicios de la década de los 90) en afirmar la impotencia del arte, y se recuperan diversas declaraciones en las que queda de manifiesto su abierto desinterés por incidir en la realidad social. ¿Qué sentido parece tener entonces su trabajo? Si entendemos el arte como estrategia reflexiva, como herramienta para cuestionarnos sobre nuestra realidad, su quehacer no podría limitarse a la enunciación de lo existente sino que debería dirigirse a proponer mundos posibles.La reflexión se encuentra inexorablemente ligada a la posibilidad de creación, al deseo de incidir en la realidad (que puede aparecer como algo remoto o parcial, pero sin duda irrenunciable). La investigación concluye con una reflexión teórica, y una serie de imágenes en torno a la ética como ente capaz de resistirse a la impotencia y el desencanto: es la valoración, el reconocimiento de la humanidad e infinitud del Otro, lo único capaz de poner en marcha el deseo deapostar por la posibilidad de construir realidades compartidas. This is an in-depth study of the work of Santiago Sierra and Teresa Margolles, who have worked in Mexico since the early 90’s and today hold an important position in the international artistic circuit. It is often said that the importance of their work lies in their ability to make visible the unbelievable levels of violence and polarization of wealth which exists in our society, and in the process, not only exposing it, but calling us to reflect on this and to take a critical stance. This work challenges such a view and proposes that the work of both producers presents a clear discrepancy between their validating discourse and the concrete strategies they follow to carry it out. Special attention is placed on the practices of denigration and abuse, as well as the process of objectifying and commercializing their subjects. Is this art of exposure or are we merely witnessing an act of violence being perpetrated twice on the same body? The hypothesis intends to demonstrate that their work does not only fail to question the present economic system, but that it also reproduces some of its most brutal rationale. This research establishes several points of coincidence between the work of Santiago Sierra and Teresa Margolles, it presents the existence of a line of continuity in their work, and it places the genealogy of their proposals at the onset of neoliberalism in Mexico. Therefore, it reconstructs a series of changes observed within the Mexican artistic circuit during this period, remarking on the way in which changes made in the political arena were accompanied by a deep transformation in the way we comprehend the meaning and limitations of artistic creation. This research concludes with a theoretical reflection and a series of drawings around the issue of ethics as an entity which is capable of resisting itself to impotence and disenchantment: the value, the recognition of humanity and the infinite Other, is the only thing capable of setting forth the will to bet on the possibility of building a shared reality.
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The Queen's Three Bodies| Representations Of Female Sovereignty In Early Modern Women's Writing, 1588-1688

Casey-Williams, Erin V. 11 December 2015 (has links)

Sovereignty, a mechanism of power around which a state is organized, has emerged as a way to understand the twenty-first-century biopolitical moment. Thinkers including Michel Foucault, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, and Roberto Esposito find sovereignty essential to understanding modern regimes of bodily domination and control. These thinkers look back to early modern England as an originary moment when older theories of sovereign power became attached to emerging modern political systems. Despite the sophistication of these arguments, however, no recent biopolitical theory accounts for the situation of women in historical or current system of power, nor do they discuss the role gender has played in the development of sovereignty.

My project addresses this ideological and historical gap by examining how sovereignty was being discussed, challenged, and appropriated by literary figures from 1588-1688. In the years leading up to and spanning the Interregnum, sovereignty splintered and became available to formerly disenfranchised individuals, especially women writers. Such women not only appropriated and challenged traditional sovereignty in their texts, but also influenced contemporary and future understandings of power, politics, and gender. Each of my four chapters serves as a test cases of a woman writer engaging with and transforming sovereignty.

I first examine Elizabeth Cary’s closet drama The Tragedy of Mariam, Faire Queen of Jewry (1612); I then move on to Mary Wroth’s epic romance The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania, Part 1 (1621) and Part 2 (completed and circulated in manuscript 1629). In the third chapter, I examine Katherine Philips’ Poems, circulated in manuscript during the Interregnum, and published posthumously in 1667; my final chapter then moves to Margaret Cavendish’s utopian fiction and work of natural philosophy, The Blazing World. These women challenged traditional notions of body and power, offering their own new understandings of sovereign agency; they enable us to more fully the genealogical progression of sovereignty and to incorporate the category of gender into twenty-first century understandings of biopolitics.

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Unrolling history : fifteenth-century political culture and perceptions on the Canterbury Roll.

Shirota, Maree 2015 (has links)
The Canterbury Roll is a fifteenth-century genealogical chronicle roll that traces the succession of English kings from Noah until the Wars of the Roses. Created in a period when genealogy and ancestry had practical and ideological meaning in society, the Canterbury Roll is symbolic of the ideas of dynasty, myth and heritage that its original creators and readers valued. This thesis departs from previous historiographical approaches to genealogical rolls by treating the Canterbury Roll as a document that reflects the political culture in which it was produced. By examining the image, text and materiality of the manuscript, the thesis develops on existing scholarship and offers insights into the depiction of political prophecies, political theories of effective kingship, the justification of royal deposition and English perceptions towards foreign kingdoms and dominions. Political prophecies on the roll reveal how genealogy and prophecy contribute to a broader sense of history and prestige that the Lancastrian kings claimed to inherit. By using mythical royal depositions, the roll justifies the removal of Richard II and the Lancastrian dynasty’s legitimacy through not only hereditary right, but also contemporary political theory that validated the ousting of ineffective kings. The thesis also establishes that the roll reveals contemporary English attitudes towards other territories such as Scotland, Wales and France, which reflect the political and diplomatic context of the period. These themes demonstrate the capacity of genealogical manuscripts to present a nuanced view of contemporary political concepts. In doing so, this thesis both provides an in-depth textual analysis of the Canterbury Roll, and contributes to the historiography of medieval genealogical literature and political thought by approaching the manuscript as a source for the political culture of early fifteenth-century England.

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