A Concise Companion to Chaucer

  • Publish Date: 2006-02-06
  • Binding: Paperback

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This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucers major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally.


  • Opens with a general introductory section discussing London life and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers.
  • Subsequent sections focus on Chaucers major works the dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales.
  • Essays highlight the key religious, political and intellectual contexts for each major work.
  • Also covers important general topics, including: medieval literary genres; dream theory; the Church; gender and sexuality; and reading Chaucer aloud.
  • Designed so that each contextual essay can be read alongside one of Chaucers major works.

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