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Chaucer as Glossator?

K. P. Clarke

in Chaucer and Italian Textuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607778
eISBN:
9780191729546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607778.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines some of the glosses in two of the earliest manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales, the so-called Hengwrt and Ellesmere manuscripts. It takes a fresh look at how text and margin ... More


Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender

Alcuin Blamires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248674
eISBN:
9780191714696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248674.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book, mainly concentrating on the Canterbury Tales, reassesses the moral dimension in Chaucer’s writings. For the Middle Ages, the study of human behaviour was quintessentially moral. It was not ... More


The Wife of Bath

Ruth Mazo Karras

in Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

The Wife of Bath and, by extension, Chaucer’s views on women, have been the subject of much debate. For some critics, she can be seen as a protofeminist character who expresses women’s resistance to ... More


The Dancer and the “Daunce”: Alice, Wife of Bath

Warren Ginsberg

in Tellers, Tales, and Translation in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748786
eISBN:
9780191811500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748786.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Both the Pardoner’s and the Friar’s interruption of the Wife of Bath unfold against the backdrop of the Wycliffite views concerning female preaching. The Wife’s arrogation of exegetic authority would ... More


The Witness of Chaucer 1

Christopher N. L. Brooke

in The Medieval Idea of Marriage

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205043
eISBN:
9780191676468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205043.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses Chaucer and the allusions, views, and interpretations he had about marriage, love, and sexuality as seen in his poems and literary works. In this chapter, his Wife of Bath, ... More


Francesca and the Others

Elena Lombardi

in Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198818960
eISBN:
9780191859762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818960.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the most famous episode of medieval reading—the moment in which Francesca da Rimini and her lover Paolo simultaneously kiss and fall into perdition while reading the story of ... More


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