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Mastering Aesop : medieval education, Chaucer, and his followers

Author: Edward Wheatley
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, 2000.
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"In this first study of a text from the primary school canon, Edward Wheatley examines fable as a mode of discourse in its medieval curricular context and then discusses the ways in which it influenced the work of Chaucer, Lydgate, and Henryson."--BOOK JACKET.
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Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; John Lydgate; Robert Henryson; Aesop; Aesop; Aesopus
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Wheatley
ISBN: 0813017459 9780813017457
OCLC Number: 42771696
Description: ix, 277 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Figuring the Fable and Its Father --
2. Theories of Fable: Telling Truth, Fearing Falsehood --
3. Toward a Grammar of Fable Reading in Its Pedagogical Context --
4. Commentary Displacing Text: The Nun's Priest's Tale and the Process of Reading Curricular Fable --
5. John Lydgate's Isopes Fabules: Appropriation through Amplification --
6. Robert Henryson's Morall Fabillis: Reading, Enacting, and Appropriating --
Afterword: Toward the Renaissance, Beyond Latin Curricular Fable.
Responsibility: Edward Wheatley.

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Examines fable as a mode of discourse in its medieval curricular context and discusses how it influenced the work of Chaucer, Lydgate and Henryson. Wheatley traces the use of the standard Latin fable  Read more...

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