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Coatalen, Guillaume

Works: 3 works in 18 publications in 2 languages and 267 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Guillaume Coatalen
Elizabeth I's foreign correspondence : letters, rhetoric, and politics by Carlo M Bajetta( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I's linguistic skills were never in doubt during her lifetime, and she put them to excellent use when she became Queen. Although she never left England, throughout her reign she wrote extensively to correspondents abroad, and her extant foreign correspondence ranges from the ceremonial to the religiously committed to the intimate and emotionally vulnerable. The relationships Elizabeth forged through these texts were of central importance to the diplomacy and politics of the period. This volume presents the findings of a major international research project on the Queen's correspondence, and includes newly edited texts and translations of fifteen of Elizabeth's holograph letters in foreign languages. --Provided by publisher
Two Elizabethan treatises on rhetoric : the foundacion of rhetorike by Richard Reynolds (1563) and A brief discourse on rhetoricke by William Medley (1575) by Guillaume Coatalen( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteenth century Elizabethan treatises on rhetoric in the vernacular are relatively rare. Guillaume Coatalen offers annotated editions of Richard Reynolds's 'The Foundacion of Rhetorike' (1563), which has not been edited since the 1945 facsimile edition, and of William Medley's unknown 'Brief Discourse on Rhetoricke' which survives in a single manuscript dated 1575. While Reynolds's work is an English adaptation of Aphthonius's 'Progymnasmata' and a preparation for Thomas Wilson's influential 'Arte of Rhetoricke' (1560), Medley's is broader in scope and contains the only full treatment of periodic prose in English in the period. Both works are essential to understand how Elizabethan rhetoric in the vernacular evolved, in particular in aristocratic circles, and its links with Continental developments, notably German
La stratégie poétique de George Herbert by Guillaume Coatalen( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis intends to examine the various poetic means from the most to the least obvious that Herbert uses for a double purpose: for his own edification as well as to praise God. This poet created a liturgical poetry, which contributed to the foundation of the Church of England. For a church that has never developed a systematic theology, The Temple (1633) became an important work of its most glorious past. Herbert laid the foundation of a national creed by producing poetry in which every single element celebrates the relationship between the subject and God. To this end, he attempts to imitate Christ, whom he regards as the greatest poet, and to recreate a poetic Word. His new rhetoric conjures up a world related to that of the courtier in the first place, but also to the figure of the poet and Christ. At another level, his rhetoric deals with the basic problem of religious poetry of how to invoke a God who is immanent and inaccessible at the same time. His metaphors evoke the mystery of incarnation, while his simple style reflects the Saviour's humility
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French (2)