By Corinne Saunders
This concise significant other presents a succinct advent to Chaucer’s significant works, the contexts within which he wrote, and to medieval concept extra in general. Opens with a normal introductory part discussing London lifestyles and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. next sections specialise in Chaucer’s significant works – the dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury stories. Essays spotlight the main non secular, political and highbrow contexts for every significant paintings. additionally covers very important common themes, together with: medieval literary genres; dream concept; the Church; gender and sexuality; and studying Chaucer aloud. Designed in order that each one contextual essay might be learn along considered one of Chaucer’s significant works.
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Congenial Souls. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Turner, Marion (2003). ‘Troilus and Criseyde and the “treasonous aldermen” of 1382: Tales of the City in Late Fourteenth-century London’. Studies in the Age of Chaucer 25, 225–57. Turner, Marion (2002). ‘ “Certaynly his noble sayenges can I not amende”: Thomas Usk and Troilus and Criseyde’. Chaucer Review 37, 26–39. Wallace, David (1997). Chaucerian Polity: Absolutist Lineages and Associational Forms in England and Italy. : Stanford University Press.
Certaynly his noble sayenges can I not amende”: Thomas Usk and Troilus and Criseyde’. Chaucer Review 37, 26–39. Wallace, David (1997). Chaucerian Polity: Absolutist Lineages and Associational Forms in England and Italy. : Stanford University Press. 33 A Concise Companion to Chaucer Edited by Corinne Saunders © 2006 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd Chapter Two Manuscripts and Audience Julia Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards Near the end of the F version of the Prologue to the Legend of Good Women, the narrator/poet is given his instructions.
Oxford: Blackwell. Riley, H. T. (1868). Memorials of London and London Life. London: Longmans. Saul, Nigel (1997). Richard II. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. Strohm, Paul (2000). Theory and the Premodern Text. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Strohm, Paul (1990). ‘Politics and Poetics: Usk and Chaucer in the 1380s’. ), Literary Practice and Social Change in Britain, 1380–1550. Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford: University of California Press, pp. 82–112. Strohm, Paul (1989).
A Concise Companion to Chaucer (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture) by Corinne Saunders