ISBN-10:
0816639515
ISBN-13:
9780816639519
Pub. Date:
01/28/2003
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Arts of Possession: The Middle English Household Imaginary

Arts of Possession: The Middle English Household Imaginary

by D. Vance Smith

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Arts of Possession: The Middle English Household Imaginary

Taking its titles from an Aristotelian phrase describing the efficient practices of managing a household, Arts of Possession looks at the way in which ways of living, the household and practices of having, became central issues in English medieval literature. Looking in particular at works such as The Canterbury Tales and Piers Plowman , as well as archival material and records, Smith argues that household practicses generated and formed the organising principle behind 14th-century romances, revealing the existence of a sophisticated economic discourse.

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ISBN-13: 9780816639519
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Series: Medieval Cultures Series , #33
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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