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The Resource Chaucer and the cultures of love and marriage, Cathy Hume

Chaucer and the cultures of love and marriage, Cathy Hume

Label
Chaucer and the cultures of love and marriage
Title
Chaucer and the cultures of love and marriage
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Hume
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Chaucer's preoccupation with love and marriage has been a focus of criticism for more than a century. Here, the love relationships and marriages in six of the 'Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde', and the 'Legend of Good Women' are reappraised from a fresh direction, using late medieval letter collections and advice literature for women to shed new light on the competing cultures of love and marriage that troubled both Chaucer himself and his contemporaries. Beginning with a concise summary of the history of marriage in fourteenth-century England, and making use of recent research in social history, the volume goes on to analyse letter collections and advice books in order to reconstruct late medieval ideology and practice. Among other elements, the author discusses the flirtatiousness of court culture, the anti-love discourse of advice literature, courtship conventions, rival models of marriage among the bourgeoisie and aristocracy, and the pathos of arranged marriages
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
821.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1924
LC item number
.H76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bristol studies in medieval cultures
Label
Chaucer and the cultures of love and marriage, Cathy Hume
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [214]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'The name of soveraynetee' : the Franklin's tale -- 'Humble servant to youre worthynesse' : the Clerk's tale -- Domestic opportunities : the social comedy of the Shipman's tale -- Love in confinement in the Merchant's tale -- The medieval marriage market and human suffering : the Man of law's tale -- Chane of love or prison fetters? : the Knight's tale and Emily's marriage -- 'Nyce fare' : the courtly culture of love in Troilus and Criseyde -- Beyond the bounds of good behaviour : imprudent fidelity in the Legend of good women
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9781843843214
Lccn
2012464087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn773020996
  • (OCoLC)ocn889271116
Label
Chaucer and the cultures of love and marriage, Cathy Hume
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [214]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'The name of soveraynetee' : the Franklin's tale -- 'Humble servant to youre worthynesse' : the Clerk's tale -- Domestic opportunities : the social comedy of the Shipman's tale -- Love in confinement in the Merchant's tale -- The medieval marriage market and human suffering : the Man of law's tale -- Chane of love or prison fetters? : the Knight's tale and Emily's marriage -- 'Nyce fare' : the courtly culture of love in Troilus and Criseyde -- Beyond the bounds of good behaviour : imprudent fidelity in the Legend of good women
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9781843843214
Lccn
2012464087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn773020996
  • (OCoLC)ocn889271116

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