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Mirrors for Margraves

Peter Damian’s Models for Male and Female Rulers

Alison Creber

included exemplars in his letters to provide his correspondents with spiritual direction or to urge them to a particular course of action. His letters to Godfrey and Adelaide can be classified as a subset of the genre known as “mirrors for princes.” 10

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Appropriations and Contestations of the Islamic Nomenclature in Muslim North India

Elitism, Lexicography, and the Meaning of The Political

Jan-Peter Hartung

here, the entire passage reads like a “Mirror for Princes,” that is to say, it contains advice on good governance yet keeps any reference to religion to a bare minimum by stressing only the piety of a ruler. 63 The one term of Arabic origin that war

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From Morality to Psychology

Emotion Concepts in Urdu, 1870—1920

Margrit Pernau

Literature on the Arabic and Persian Mirrors for Princes Genre,” History Compass 7, no. 2 (2009): 523–538; Julie Meisami, Medieval Persian Court Poetry (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987). 8 See, for instance, the prefaces of ʿAbd ul Hakīm

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Boris Maslov

in the tradition of advice to rulers, going back to medieval “mirrors for princes.” The civil violence of Mark Anthony and Lepidus is condemned, but Augustus is praised for building an empire that is heureux et juste . The Roman emperor Titus stands

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Max Stille

onward, the new “vernacular” idiom of literary Urdu joins in this conceptual formation. With the example of adoptions of Sanskrit ideas on government in a Mughal mirror for princes, Hartung points to another genuinely multilingual tradition. 43 He