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Author Kennedy, Kathleen E., 1975-

Title Maintenance, meed, and marriage in medieval English literature / Kathleen E. Kennedy
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (185 pages)
Series The new Middle Ages
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Contents Introducing medieval maintenance -- Maintaining a family -- Attaining women -- Retaining men -- Maintaining justice
Summary Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English Literature deftly interrogates the relationship between lord and man in medieval England. Employing the study of medieval analogies this book is the first to explore how the relationship between lords and retainers was depicted in literature by Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Lydgate. Kennedy uses close readings and medieval letter collections to provide a documentary look at how lords and men communicated information about their relationships and reveals surprising information about both medieval law and society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173) and index
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Subject English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500.
Marriage in literature.
Master and servant in literature.
Master and servant -- Great Britain -- History.
Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Support (Domestic relations) -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230621627
1282532448
9780230606661
9780230621626
9781282532441
(alk. paper)