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Table Of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Note on Edition
Introduction
Politics and London Life
Manuscripts and Audience
Books and Authority
Courtly Writing
Love in Wartime: Troilus and Criseyde as Trojan History
Love and the Making of the Self: Troilus and Criseyde
Tragedy and Romance in Chaucer’s ‘Litel Bok’ of
Genre in and of theCanterbury Tales
Morality and Immorality
Marriage, Sexuality and the Family
Christianity and the Church
Reading Chaucer Aloud
Index
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A Concise Companion to Chaucer

A Concise Companion to Chaucer

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This concise companion provides a succinct introduction toChaucer’s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and tomedieval thought more generally.

Opens with a general introductory section discussing Londonlife and politics, books and authority, manuscripts andreaders.
Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer’s major works– the dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and TheCanterbury Tales.
Essays highlight the key religious, political and intellectualcontexts for each major work.
Also covers important general topics, including: medievalliterary genres; dream theory; the Church; gender and sexuality;and reading Chaucer aloud.
Designed so that each contextual essay can be read alongsideone of Chaucer’s major works.
This concise companion provides a succinct introduction toChaucer’s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and tomedieval thought more generally.

Opens with a general introductory section discussing Londonlife and politics, books and authority, manuscripts andreaders.
Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer’s major works– the dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and TheCanterbury Tales.
Essays highlight the key religious, political and intellectualcontexts for each major work.
Also covers important general topics, including: medievalliterary genres; dream theory; the Church; gender and sexuality;and reading Chaucer aloud.
Designed so that each contextual essay can be read alongsideone of Chaucer’s major works.

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Publish date: Apr 15, 2008
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shanaqui_1 reviewed this
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Very good overview of the criticism that's out there. I only used one section of it, David Aers' bit on the position of Criseyde, but it's a good book overall as well. David Aers' piece is a particularly sensitive reading of the character of Criseyde and of Chaucer's intentions regarding her.
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