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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 99.95
Through a series of close readings of selected short poems and Lydgate's Troy Book, Fall of Princes, and Siege of Thebes and of Hoccleve's Regiments of Princes and Series, Smyth looks at expressions of time and examples of the authors' negotiation of time consciousness, illustrating how both poets manipulate a range of cultural narratives of time in... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 1978; US$ 16.99
The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00
Although many of Chaucer's sources have been exhaustively studied, relatively little work has been done on the influence of his contemporary Boccaccio, a gap which this book aims to fill. It examines the relationship of the comic tales, the so-called fabl more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
First published in 1990, Chaucer and the Social Contest takes a fresh view of The Canterbury Tales , by placing the storytelling contest among the Canterbury pilgrims within the larger social contests in the changing England of the late fourteenth century. The author focuses on three crucial fields of contention: the division of social duties into... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00
Fourteenth-century author, poet, and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer is best known for "The Canterbury Tales," his major literary achievement. "The Canterbury Tales" is a collection of stories as told by fictional pilgrims on their way to the cathedral at Canterbury. The work is remarkable for its use of the English vernacular and... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95
Playing the Canterbury Tales addresses the additions, continuations and reordering found in early copies of the Canterbury Tales. Using examples and theories from new media studies, Higl demonstrates that the Tales are best viewed as an 'interactive fiction.' Readers participated in the on-going creation and production of the tales by adding... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
This book analyzes the interaction between gender and species in Chaucer's poetry and strives to understand his adaptation of medieval discourse through an ecofeminist lens. Works that either speak of animals, or more pertinently those with animals speaking, offer fruitful results in the attempt to understand the medieval textual handling of the... more...