In the late Middle Ages, Chaucer invents two imaginative domains crucial to his culture and to our understanding of the emergence of selfhood, subjectivity and social arrangements; antiquity and late-medieval modernity. Edwards demonstrates in this study how this was the result of Chaucer's reading and re-writing of the works of Boccaccio, which provide sources and models for portraying the classical past and medieval modernity. In so doing, Edwards provides us with a valuable way of assessing Chaucer's analysis of late medieval culture.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)|
|Lexile:||1450L (what's this?)|
About the Author
Robert R. Edwards is Distinguished Professor of English and comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University.