Geoffrey Chaucer: Authors in Context

Brown, Peter (2011) Geoffrey Chaucer: Authors in Context. Oxford World's Classics . Oxford University Press, oxford / New York, 272 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-280429-7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Geoffrey Chaucer lived through a period of extraordinary upheaval: a protracted war with France, a devastating plague, the peasants' revolt, religious controversy, and the overthrow of the king. This compact and comprehensive volume--a new work in Oxford's Authors in Context series--offers a wide-ranging account of the medieval society from which works such as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde sprang, and shows how these and other works capture that society in fictional form. Peter Brown examines significant aspects of the literary scene, such as patronage, audience, and performance, helping to place Chaucer's practices in their historical framework, and Brown frames Chaucer's treatment of love, paganism, and reality within their intellectual and philosophical contexts. The book also examines the modern reception of Chaucer in film and television adaptations. By placing this great medieval writer's work in the context of his cultural experience, this volume provides the perfect critical companion to Chaucer's life and poetry. The book also includes a chronology of Chaucer's life, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 10:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40559 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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