Literature in Historical Context
Edited by Barbara A. Hanawalt
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Chaucer's England by Barbara A. Hanawalt
Book DescriptionThis work brings together the disciplines of history and English literature to present interpretations of late 14th-century English society. While historians have been pursuing the "new social history", literary scholars have revived interest in the historical context of literature - the "new historicism". Increasingly, the boundaries of these two disciplines have been converging, with scholars of each finding fresh insights into the complementary field of study. Beginning with the turbulent reign of Richard I and Bolingbroke's coup, this volume addresses such topics as the influence Richard might have had personally over the remarkable literary production of the period, the concepts of gentility that influenced Chaucer's own thinking, and the role London played as the centre of both the court and the literary world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816620203
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara A. Hanawalt
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Explores the roles that community, family and society played in maintaining social control in Medieval England. This book focuses on gender, criminal behavior, law enforcement, village arbitration, and cultural rituals on inclusion and exclusion. It reflects the scholarship on medieval legal history, cultural history, and women's cultural studies.
Growing Up in Medieval London, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by Barbara A. Hanawalt
Bringing together a wealth of evidence drawn from court records, coroner's rolls, literary sources, and books of advice, this book weaves a rich tapestry of the life of London children during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
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