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This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucer’s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally.
List of Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
Note on Edition.
Introduction: Corinne Saunders (University of Durham).
Part I: Chaucer in Context.
1 Politics and London life: Marion Turner (King’s College London).
2 Manuscripts and audience: Julia Boffey (Queen Mary, University of London) and A. S. G. Edwards (University of Victoria, Canada).
3 Books and authority: Robert F. Yeager (University of WestFlorida).
Part II: Dream visions.
4 Dreaming: Steven F. Kruger (City University of New York).
5 Courtly writing: Barry Windeatt (Emmanuel College, Cambridge).
Part III: Troilus and Criseyde.
6 Love in Wartime: Troilus and Criseyde as Trojan History: Andrew Lynch (University of Western Australia).
7 Love and the Making of the Self: Troilus and Criseyde: Corinne Saunders (University of Durham).
8 Tragedy and Romance in Chaucer’s ‘Litel Bok’ of Troilus and Criseyde: Norman Klassen (Trinity Western University, BC).
Part IV: The Canterbury Tales.
9 Genre in and of the Canterbury Tales: Judith Ferster (North Carolina State University).
10 Morality and Immorality: Richard Firth Green (Ohio State University).
11 Marriage, Sexuality and the Family: Neil Cartlidge (University College Dublin).
12 Christianity and the Church: John C. Hirsh (Georgetown University).
13 Reading Chaucer Aloud: David Fuller (University of Durham).