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The Resource The Orient in Chaucer and medieval romance, Carol F. Heffernan

The Orient in Chaucer and medieval romance, Carol F. Heffernan

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The Orient in Chaucer and medieval romance
Title
The Orient in Chaucer and medieval romance
Statement of responsibility
Carol F. Heffernan
Title variation
The Orient in Chaucer & Medieval Romance
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Language
eng
Summary
The idea of the Orient is a major motif in Chaucer and medieval romance, and this new study reveals much about its use and significance, setting the literature in its historical context and thereby offering fresh new readings of a number of texts. The author begins by looking at Chaucer's and Gower's treatment of the legend of Constance, as told by the Man of Law, demonstrating that Chaucer's addition of a pattern of mercantile details highlights the commercial context of the eastern Mediterranean in which the heroine is placed; she goes on to show how Chaucer's portraits of Cleopatra and Dido from the 'Legend of Good Women', read against parallel texts, especially in Boccaccio, reveal them to be loci of medieval orientalism. She then examines Chaucer's inventive handling of details taken from Eastern sources and analogues in the 'Squire's Tale', showing how he shapes them into the western form of interlace. The author concludes by looking at two romances, 'Floris and Blauncheflur' and 'Le Bone Florence of Rome'; she argues that elements in Floris of sibling incest are legitimised into a quest for the beloved, and demonstrates that Le Bone Florence be related to analogous oriental tales about heroic women who remain steadfast in virtue against persecution and adversity. Professor CAROL F. HEFFERNAN teaches in the Department of English, Rutgers University
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Heffernan, Carol Falvo
Dewey number
821/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1933.O75
LC item number
H44 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Romances
  • Orientalism in literature
  • Middle East
  • Orient
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
The Orient in Chaucer and medieval romance, Carol F. Heffernan
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Romance and the Orient -- Mercantilism and faith in the Eastern Mediterranean: Chaucer's Man of Law's tale, Boccaccio's Decameron 5, 2, and Gower's Tale of Constance -- Two Oriental queens from Chaucer's Legend of Good Women: Cleopatra and Dido -- Chaucer's Squire's Tale: content and structure -- A question of incest, the double, and the theme of East and West: The middle English romance of Floris and Blauncheflur -- Le Bone Florence of Rome and the East
Control code
CR9781846151316
Extent
1 online resource (x, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780859917957
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Orient in Chaucer and medieval romance, Carol F. Heffernan
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Romance and the Orient -- Mercantilism and faith in the Eastern Mediterranean: Chaucer's Man of Law's tale, Boccaccio's Decameron 5, 2, and Gower's Tale of Constance -- Two Oriental queens from Chaucer's Legend of Good Women: Cleopatra and Dido -- Chaucer's Squire's Tale: content and structure -- A question of incest, the double, and the theme of East and West: The middle English romance of Floris and Blauncheflur -- Le Bone Florence of Rome and the East
Control code
CR9781846151316
Extent
1 online resource (x, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780859917957
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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