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Perriere
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 711. Wednesday, 3 November 1993.
 
From:           Robert O'Connor <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Nov 1993 17:08:10 +0700
Subject:        Perriere
 
Dear SHAKSPEReans,
 
In an article by Franco Moretti ('"A Huge Eclipse": Tragic Form and the
Deconsecration of Sovereignity' in _The Power of Forms in the English
Renaissance_) I came across a reference to "The Mirrour of Policie", a
translation of an earlier French work by Guillame de la Perriere.  To my
aggravation, I have been unable to find out anything about it.  The two
brief quotations used by Moretti make it sound like an anti-monarchy piece,
blunt enough to have got the printer in real trouble.  It is certainly one
of the strongest expressions of such sentiments that I have seen from the
period.
 
Has anyone out there any more information about the "Mirrour", and is this
apparent anti-monarchism an accurate representation of it?  Was it a
well-known work at the time?  The lack of any info suggests to me that it
was not, but I would appreciate any other information that people might
have.
 
Ta
 
ROC
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    Robert F. O'Connor
    
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    Australian National University
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