Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

by Marion Turner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199207893
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/08/2007
Series: Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Marion Turner gained her doctorate from Oxford in 2002. She was then a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and is now a Lecturer in Medieval Literatures at King's College London. She has published several articles on Chaucer and his contemporaries, and has also appeared several times on television and radio discussing medieval literature and history.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Chaucerian Conflict
1. Discursive Turbulence: Slander, the House of Fame, and the Mercers' Petition
2. Urban Treason: Troilus and Criseyde and the Treasonous Aldermen of 1382
3. Idealism and Antagonism: Troynovant in the Late Fourteenth Century
4. Ricardian Communities: Thomas Usk's Social Fantasies
5. Conflicted Compaignyes: The Canterbury Fellowship and Urban Associational Form
6. Conflict Resolved?: The Language of Peace and Chaucer's 'Tale of Melibee'
Conclusion

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