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By Alastair Minnis,Stephen Rigby

As literary students have lengthy insisted, an interdisciplinary strategy is key if sleek readers are to make experience of works of medieval literature. particularly, instead of interpreting the works of medieval authors as addressing us around the centuries approximately a few undying or ahistorical 'human condition', critics from a variety of theoretical ways have in recent times proven how the paintings of poets similar to Chaucer constituted engagements with the ability relations
and social inequalities in their time. but, maybe strangely, medieval historians have performed little half during this 'historical flip' within the learn of medieval literature. the purpose of this quantity is to permit historians who're specialists within the fields of monetary, social, political, non secular, and
intellectual historical past the opportunity to interpret some of the most well-known works of heart English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer's 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury stories, in its modern context. instead of resorting to standard ancient makes an attempt to determine Chaucer's descriptions of the Canterbury pilgrims as instant reflections of ancient fact or as graphics of real-life humans whom Chaucer knew, the participants to this quantity have sought to teach what interpretive
frameworks have been to be had to Chaucer with a view to make experience of truth and the way he tailored his literary and ideological inheritance in an effort to have interaction with the controversies and conflicts of his personal day. starting with a survey of contemporary debates in regards to the social that means of Chaucer's paintings, the amount then discusses each
of the Canterbury pilgrims in flip. Historians on Chaucer could be of curiosity to all students and scholars of medieval tradition whether or not they are experts in literature or history,

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