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Title Historians on Chaucer : the 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales / edited by Stephen H. Rigby, with the assistance of Alastair J. Minnis
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 503 pages)
Contents 1. Reading Chaucer: Literature, History, and Ideology / Stephen H. Rigby -- 2. Chaucer the Poet and Chaucer the Pilgrim / Caroline M. Barron -- 3. The Knight / Stephen H. Rigby -- 4. The Squire / Craig Taylor -- 5. The Yeoman / Anthony J. Pollard -- 6. The Prioress and the Second Nun / Katherine J. Lewis -- 7. The Nun's Priest / Marilyn Oliva -- 8. The Monk / Martin Heale -- 9. The Friar / G. Geltner -- 10. The Merchant / Richard Goddard -- 11. The Clerk / Charles F. Briggs -- 12. The Sergeant of Law / Anthony Musson -- 13. The Franklin / Peter Coss -- 14. The Five Guildsmen / Gervase Rosser -- 15. The Cook / Christopher M. Woolgar -- 16. The Shipman / Wendy R. Childs -- 17. The Doctor of Physic / Carole Rawcliffe -- 18. The Wife of Bath / Ruth Mazo Karras -- 19. The Parson / David Lepine -- 20. The Ploughman / Mark Bailey -- 21. The Miller / Paul Freedman -- 22. The Manciple / Nigel Ramsay -- 23. The Reeve / David Stone -- 24. The Summoner / Ian Forrest -- 25. The Pardoner / Rosemary Horrox -- 26. The Host / Martha Carlin -- Conclusion: Historicism and its Limits / Stephen H. Rigby
Summary As literary scholars have long insisted, an interdisciplinary approach is vital if modern readers are to make sense of works of medieval literature. In particular, rather than reading the works of medieval authors as addressing us across the centuries about some timeless or ahistorical 'human condition', critics from a wide range of theoretical approaches have in recent years shown how the work of poets such as Chaucer constituted engagements with the power relations and social inequalities of their time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Canterbury tales.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Canterbury tales. Prologue -- Criticism and interpretation.
England -- Intellectual life -- 1066-1485.
England -- Social conditions -- 1066-1485.
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485.
Great Britain -- History -- 14th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Minnis, A. J. (Alastair J.), editor
Rigby, S. H. (Stephen Henry), 1955- editor
ISBN 0191003689 (electronic bk.)
0191802662 (electronic bk.)
9780191003684 (electronic bk.)
9780191802669 (electronic bk.)