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Author Scanlon, Larry.

Title Narrative, authority, and power : the medieval exemplum and the Chaucerian tradition / Larry Scanlon
Published Cambridge, GBR : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (392 pages)
Series Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature ; v. 20
Cambridge studies in medieval literature.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction Exemplarity and authority in the Middle Ages; 1 Chaucer's Parson; 2 Redefining the exemplum: narrative, ideology, and subjectivity; 3 "" Auctoritas"" and ""potestas"": a model of analysisfor medieval culture; Part I The Latin tradition; 4 The sermon exemplum; 5 The public exemplum; Part II The Chaucerian tradition; 6 Exemplarity and the Chaucerian tradition; 7 Canterbury Tales (I): from preacher to prince; The ""Friar's Tale"": Chaucer's Critique of the Proprietary Church
Simulation as authority! Book vii, gower s furstenspiegel10 The Chaucerian tradition in the fifteenth century; The King S Two Voices I Hoggleve S Regement of Princes; Translation Without Presumption, Or, The Birth Of Tragedy Out Of The Spirit Of The Exemplum: Lydgate's Fall Of Princes; Bibliography; Primary sources'; Secondary sources; Index
The ""Summoner's Tale"": Chaucer's Anti-Fraternal CritiquePower and pathos! The ""clerk's tale ""; 8 Canterbury Tales (IT): from preaching to poetry; The ''Pardoner's Prologue and Tale "": The Affirmations of Anti-Cleric Alism; Ghauger's furstenspiegel: the ""tale of melibee"" and the ""monk's tale""; Chaucer expands this to:; The mum s priest s tale'. The authority of fable; 9 Bad examples: Gower's Confessio Amantis; Simulating The Voice of God (I) : The Anti-Clerical Critique; Simulating The Voice of God (II) : The Critique of Romance
Analysis English poetry
Notes Print version record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-366) and index
Subject Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Knowledge -- Literature
Authority in literature
Didactic literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- History and criticism
English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
Exempla -- History and criticism
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Narration (Rhetoric)
Power (Social sciences) in literature
Rhetoric, Medieval
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511553013