Chaucer's gifts : exchange and value in the Canterbury tales (eBook, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Chaucer's gifts : exchange and value in the Canterbury tales

Author: Robert W Epstein
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2018.
Series: New century Chaucer
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1stView all editions and formats
Summary:
Chaucer's Gifts applies the theoretical approaches of economic anthropology to the Canterbury Tales, to show that in Chaucer's world the exchange of gifts is as prevalent as the purchase of commodities, and that social relations are as important as money and the market.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Epstein
ISBN: 9781786831705 1786831708 9781786831712 1786831716 9781786831729 1786831724
OCLC Number: 1052201419
Notes: Acknowledgements Introduction: Chaucer's Commodities, Chaucer's Gifts 1 The Franklin's Potlatch and the Plowman's Creed: The Gift in the General Prologue 2 The Lack of Interest in the Shipman's Tale: Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift 3 Giving Evil: Excess and Equivalence in the Fabliau 4 The Exchange of Women and the Gender of the Gift5 Sacred Commerce: Clerics, Money and the Economy of Salvation 6 'Fy on a thousand pound!' Debt and the Possibility of Generosity in the Franklin's Tale Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Chaucer's Commodities, Chaucer's Gifts; 1. The Franklin's Potlatch and the Plowman's Creed: The Gift in the General Prologue; 2. The Lack of Interest in the Shipman's Tale:Chaucer and the Social Theory of the Gift; 3. Giving Evil: Excess and Equivalence in the Fabliau; 4. The Exchange of Women and the Gender of the Gift; 5. Sacred Commerce: Clerics, Money and the Economy of Salvation; 6. 'Fy on a thousand pound! ': Debt and the Possibility of Generosity in the Franklin's Tale; Conclusion NotesBibliography; Index; Back Cover
Series Title: New century Chaucer
Responsibility: Robert W. Epstein.

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