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Middle English Literature: A Historical Sourcebook

ISBN: 978-0-631-23148-6
340 pages
July 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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This collection of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century documents is designed for students of Chaucer and Middle English literature. It makes readily available accounts of key historical events and descriptions of pertinent cultural phenomena.

* Brings together in one volume fourteenth- and fifteenth-century historical and cultural texts.

* Documents shed light on the themes and styles that appear in Chaucer and other Middle English literature.

* Contains twelve important images from the period.

* Concise introductions and bibliographies accompany all documents.
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Introduction.

Acknowledgements.

List of Literary Works and Texts.

Table of Dates, 1325-1485.

Bibliography.

Currency, Income, Prices;
Measures.

Map.

List of Images.

Copyright Acknowledgments.

Part I: Conventions and Institutions.

Part II: Force and Order.

Part III: Gender, Sexuality, and Difference.

Part IV: Images.

Part V: Labor and Capital.

Part VI: Style and Spectacle.

Part VII: Textualities.

Glossary.
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Matthew Boyd Goldie is Assistant Professor of English at Rider University.
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  • Brings together in one volume fourteenth- and fifteenth-century historical and cultural texts.

  • Documents shed light on the themes and styles that appear in Chaucer and other Middle English literature.

  • Contains twelve important images from the period.

  • Concise introductions and bibliographies accompany all documents.
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"This astute and well-referenced collection offers numerous ports of embarcation for those seeking adventure in the turbulent and productive textual seas surrounding the more thoroughly explored masterworks of medieval literary culture."
Paul Strohm, J.R.R. Tolkien Professor, University of Oxford

"Intelligently chosen, carefully set out, and succinctly introduced...As far as documents can tell the story, this is the 'real world' of our medieval writers."
Derek Pearsall, Gurney Professor of English, Emeritus, Harvard University

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