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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.
Published: Wiley on
ISBN: 9781405154628
List price: $79.95
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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.more

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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.more
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