15 May 2006
Politique: Languages of Statecraft between Chaucer and Shakespeare
by Paul Strohm
Paul Strohm’s exciting new book discovers and explores a language of politics in late medieval England which addresses all the tough moral issues of public life. It leads us to ask whether the ‘Machiavellian moment’ was an English moment, born of strife and civil war.
A distinguished panel of historians and experts in literature and politics discussed Politique in the company of its author and with an audience of scholars and policy makers at Queen Mary Universit of London. The discussion explored continuity and change in political reflection on the always-timely questions of the state’s mission, capacities and morality.
Speakers: Richard Bourke, David Colclough, Angus Gowland, Kevin Sharpe and Paul Strohm