11 March 2015
Anthony Downey: If I understand correctly, the genre of ‘Mirrors for Princes’ involves a form of political writing or advisory literature for future rulers on matters both secular and spiritual. The genre was shared by Christian and Muslim lands, in particular during the Middle Ages, with Machiavelli’s The Prince (1532) and Speculum Regnum (ca 1183) or fürstenspiegel being two of the more well-known examples. Could you talk about this as an idea and how it manifests itself in the context of current work being produced by Slavs and Tatars?
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Slavs and Tatars. “Mirrors for Princes: Anthony Downey and Beatrix Ruf in conversation with Slavs and Tatars” Interview by Anthony Downey and Beatrix Ruf. Ibraaz. Ibraaz, 11 March 2015.