Reading women in late medieval Europe : Anne of Bohemia and Chaucer's female audience / Alfred Thomas
- Thomas, Alfred, 1958-
- Additional Titles:
- Anne of Bohemia and Chaucer's female audience
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
- Copyright Date:
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 251 pages ; 23 cm.
- The new Middle Ages
- Introduction -- Devotional Texts for Royal Princesses in Late Medieval Bohemia -- Writing Jews, Writing Women: "The Prioress's Tale" and the Sacred Drama of Medieval Europe -- The Lady as Saint: "The Second Nun's Tale," Pearl, and the Czech Life of Saint Catherine of Alexandria -- Dangerous Amazons: Sexual and Textual Rivalry in "The Knight's Tale" and The Dalimil Chronicle -- Powerful Wives and Captive Knights: "The Wife of Bath's Tale," Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and the Czech Chivalric Romances -- Women Defended, Women Defamed: The Legend of Good Women, The Plowman from Bohemia, and The Little Weaver -- Conclusion.
- "Critics have traditionally emphasized Geoffrey Chaucer's status as the "Father of English Literature" but in his own time he was more interested in becoming a great European writer. This book shows how Chaucer looked for inspiration not only to the great European male writers of his time (Boccaccio, Petrarch, Dante) but also to a European woman--Queen Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II-- as his ideal patron and inspiration" --
- 9781137544193 hardcover alkaline paper
1137544198 hardcover alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index.
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