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Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle

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  • The Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, Vol. Iby Sarah M. Horral

    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...

  • Comedy in Chaucer and Boccaccioby Carol Falvo Heffernan

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    A comparison of Chaucer and Boccaccio sheds new light on both writers, indicating their mutual use of ancient comic literary traditions. more...

  • Chaucer and the Social Contest (Routledge Revivals)by Peggy Knapp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Chaucer, Ethics, and Genderby Alcuin Blamires

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 47.99

    Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender provides fresh understandings of Chaucer texts as popular as the tales of the Miller, the Franklin, and the Wife of Bath. It explains how the poet shapes human problems in terms of the uneasy mix of moral traditions available at the time. This is an informed but very readable and timely book about how ethical issues - which... more...

  • Geoffrey Chaucerby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer; David Wright; Christopher Cannon

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 5.99

    A group of pilgrims entertain each other with stories on their way to Canterbury in a poem whose characters, from the Knight to the Wife of Bath, are as vivid as their tales. This new edition of David Wright's acclaimed translation includes a new critical introduction and invaluable notes by a leading Chaucer scholar. more...

  • Playing the Canterbury Talesby Dr Andrew Higl

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Playing the Canterbury Tales addresses the additions, continuations, and reordering of the Canterbury Tales found in the manuscripts and early printed editions of the Tales. Many modern editions present a specific set of tales in a specific order, and often leave out an entire corpus of continuations and additions. Andrew Higl makes a case for understanding... more...

  • Ecofeminist Subjectivitiesby Lesley Kordecki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Chaucer and Religionby Helen Phillips

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    New essays on Chaucer's engagement with religion and the religious controversies of the fourteenth century. more...

  • John Gower, Trilingual Poetby Elisabeth Dutton; John Hines; R. F. Yeager

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    New essays demonstrate Gower's mastery of the three languages of medieval England, and provide a thorough exploration of the voices he used and the discourses in which he participated. more...