Chaucer s Queens

Chaucer s Queens
Author: Louise Tingle
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2021-01-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 9783030632199

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This book investigates the agency and influence of medieval queens in late fourteenth-century England, focusing on the patronage and intercessory activities of the queens Philippa of Hainault and Anne of Bohemia, as well as the princess Joan of Kent. It examines the ways in which royal women were able to participate in traditional queenly customs such as intercession, and whether it was motherhood that gave power to a queen. This study focuses particularly on types of patronage, and also considers the importance of coronation, especially for Joan of Kent, who was neither a queen consort nor a dowager, yet still fulfilled some queenly duties. Crucially, the author highlights the transactional nature of the queen’s role at court, as she accumulated wealth from land, rights and traditions, which in turn funded patronage activities.

Chaucer and Language

Chaucer and Language
Author: Robert Myles,David Williams,David Eliot Williams,Douglas James Wurtele
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0773521828

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Geoffrey Chaucer is increasingly recognized as a writer whose work is particularly congenial to modern tastes. The essays in Chaucer and Language are at the forefront of present-day interest in Chaucer as a highly self-conscious manipulator of language and theorist of signification in the broadest sense.

Father Chaucer

Father Chaucer
Author: Samantha Katz Seal
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-26
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780192568502

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The monograph series Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture showcases the plurilingual and multicultural quality of medieval literature and actively seeks to promote research that not only focuses on the array of subjects medievalists now pursue in literature, theology, and philosophy, in social, political, jurisprudential, and intellectual history, the history of art, and the history of science but also that combines these subjects productively. It offers innovative studies on topics that may include, but are not limited to, manuscript and book history; languages and literatures of the global Middle Ages; race and the post-colonial; the digital humanities, media and performance; music; medicine; the history of affect and the emotions; the literature and practices of devotion; the theory and history of gender and sexuality, ecocriticism and the environment; theories of aesthetics; medievalism. When Geoffrey Chaucer is named the 'Father of English poetry', an inherent assumption about paternity is transmitted. Chaucer's 'fatherhood' is presented as a means of poetic legitimization, a stable mode of authority that connects the medieval author with all the successive generations of English writers. This book argues, however, that for Chaucer himself, paternity was a far more fraught ambition, one capable of devastating male identity as surely as it could enshrine it. Moving away from anachronistic assumptions about reproduction and authority, this book argues that Chaucer profoundly struggled with his own desire to create something that would last past his own death. For Chaucer also believed that men were the humble, mortal playthings of an all too distant God. Medieval Christianity taught that the earth was but a temporary, sorrowful abode for corrupted men, and that the fall from grace was reborn within each generation of Adam's sons. Chaucer knew that God had set sharp limits upon man's ability to create with certainty, and to determine his own posterity. Yet, what could be more human than the longing to wrest some small authority from one's own mortal flesh? This book argues that this essential intellectual, ethical, and religious crisis lies at the very heart of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Within this masterpiece of English literature, Chaucer boldly confronts the impossibility of his own aching wish to see his offspring, biological and poetic, last beyond his own death, to claim the authority simultaneously promised and denied by the very act of creation.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Derek Pearsall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2013-05-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781135860004

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This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.

Life of Geoffrey Chaucer

Life of Geoffrey Chaucer
Author: William Godwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 406
Release: 1804
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: HARVARD:HXG8LC

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Life of Geoffrey Chaucer the Early English Poet

Life of Geoffrey Chaucer  the Early English Poet
Author: William Godwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 442
Release: 1804
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: BSB:BSB10062369

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The Last Medieval Queens

The Last Medieval Queens
Author: J. L. Laynesmith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2004
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780199247370

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The last medieval queens of England were Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne Neville, and Elizabeth of York - four very different women whose lives and queenship were dominated by the Wars of the Roses. This book is not a traditional biography but a thematic study of the ideology and practice of queenship. It examines the motivations behind the choice of the first English-born queens, the multi-faceted rituals of coronation, childbirth, and funeral, the divided loyalties between family and king, and the significance of a position at the heart of the English power structure that could only be filled by a woman. It sheds new light on the queens' struggles to defend their children's rights to the throne, and argues that ideologically and politically a queen was integral to the proper exercise of mature kingship in this period.

Chaucer Name Dictionary

Chaucer Name Dictionary
Author: Jacqueline de Weever
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-04-08
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781135614539

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.