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Author Brown, Peter
Title A Companion to Chaucer
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2001
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (538 pages)
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Series Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser
Note A COMPANION TO CHAUCER -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- The Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations of Chaucer 's Works -- The Idea of a Chaucer Companion -- 1 Afterlife -- 2 Authority -- 3 Bodies -- 4 Chivalry -- 5 Christian Ideologies -- 6 Comedy -- 7 Contemporary English Writers -- 8 Crisis and Dissent -- 9 France -- 10 Games -- 11 Genre -- 12 Geography and Travel -- 13 Italy -- 14 Language -- 15 Life Histories -- 16 London -- 17 Love -- 18 Modes of Representation -- 19 Narrative -- 20 Other Thought-worlds -- 21 Pagan Survivals -- 22 Personal Identity -- 23 Science -- 24 Social Structures -- 25 Style -- 26 Texts -- 27 Translation -- 28 Visualizing -- 29 Women -- Index
'This collection of accessible, informative essays provides students and teachers with a balance of textual analysis and cultural contexts designed to enhance the understanding of Chaucer's major and minor works . . . Both serious first-time readers of Chaucer and veterans looking for credible information on more recent avenues of inquiry will find this a valuable source of information and bibliography.' Choice "This work, the latest entry in Blackwell's "Companions to Literature and Culture" series. . . provides an inclusive and scholarly orientation to current theories and interpretation of Chaucer's works." "Each essay. . . places Chaucer's texts into cultural context by examining the medieval point of view, and includes notes, references, and suggestions for further readings." "The text. . . will serve well as a one-volume introduction for new students. It also provides access to original research and new ideas sought by graduate students and faculty." Library Journal "Overall, this is useful book. providing an up-to-date survey of the state of Chaucer scholarship on a wide range of will provoke interesting and educational debates in and out of the classroom." Reference Reviews "[This book] is both highly readable and rich in its diversity, a book which any Chaucerian, novice or seasoned, will often pick up simply for the pleasure of browsing[...] Every student of Chaucer, from undergraduate to emiritus professor, will want to have access to it." English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Brown, Peter A Companion to Chaucer Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2001 9780631213321
Subject Chaucer, Geoffrey, -- d. 1400.;Chaucer, Geoffrey, -- d. 1400 -- Knowledge and learning.;Civilization, Medieval, in literature.;Literature and society -- England -- History -- To 1500.;England -- Civilization -- 1066-1485.;England -- Intellectual life -- 1066-1485
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