Medieval English domestic life and amusements in the works of Chaucer
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Published by Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • England


  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 -- Knowledge -- Manners and customs.,
  • Manners and customs in literature.,
  • England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Sister Mary Ernestine Whitmore.
LC ClassificationsPR1933.S6 W5 1937
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 279 p.,
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6363102M
LC Control Number37037830

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Chaucer was the master of an amazing array of genres. With Troilus and Criseyde, he gives us a good, old-fashioned romance. His translation of The Romance of the Rose delves right into allegory. And with Chaucer's Book of the Duchess, we get a two 'fer: an elegy with the added bonus of a dream vision. He was also kind of a revolutionary. In Geoffrey Chaucer ’s first major work, The Book of the Duchess (c. CE), two genres of medieval literature are combined – the French poetic convention of courtly love and the high medieval dream vision – to create a poem of enduring power on the theme of grief. The piece was composed for Chaucer’s friend John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (l. CE) in honor of his late wife Author: Joshua J. Mark.   The Book of the Duchess is the first major work of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (l. c. CE), best known for his masterpiece The Canterbury Tales, composed in the last twelve years of his life and left unfinished at his death. The Canterbury Tales, first published c. CE by William Caxton, became so popular that Chaucer’s earlier work was overshadowed, only receiving Author: Joshua J. Mark. Title: The Medieval Period and Chaucer 1 The Medieval Period and Chaucers Canterbury Tales. English 12 /English 12 Honors ; Mrs. Klimas; 2 Medieval Period The Medieval time period is also referred to as the Dark Ages and/or the Middle Ages. Over the course of this time period in England, the economy, culture, language, religion, and.