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Pagans, Tartars, Moslems, and Jews in Chaucer's Canterbury tales

Author: Brenda Deen Schildgen
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text explores Chaucer's ""Canterbury Tales"" outside a Christian-dominated world - tales that pit Christian teleological ethics and history against the imagined beliefs and practices of Moslems,  Read more...

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Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Deen Schildgen
ISBN: 0813021073 9780813021072
OCLC Number: 46952224
Description: 183 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pagan philosophical perspectives: a knight and a squire --
Fortune, the stars, and the pagan gods in the Knight's and the squire's tales --
"Hethenesse" in the Canterbury tales: Christian versus Islamic and pagan space in the "man of law's tale" --
Rash promises, oaths, and pre-Christian Britain in the wife of Bath's and the franklin's tales --
A prioress and a monk: providential history of trial --
The "second nun's tale": Christians as a persecuted minority.
Responsibility: Brenda Deen Schildgen.

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