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Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Marion Turner


This book explores the textual environment of London in the 1380s and 1390s, revealing a language of betrayal, surveillance, slander, treason, rebellion, flawed idealism, and corrupted compaignyes. Taking a strongly interdisciplinary approach, it examines how discourses about social antagonism work across different kinds of texts written at this time, including Geoffrey Chaucer's House of Fame, Troilus and Criseyde, and Canterbury Tales, and other literary texts such as St. Erkenwald, John Gower's Vox clamantis, Thomas Usk's Testament of Love, and Richard Maidstone's Concordia. Many non-litera ... More

Keywords: Geoffrey Chaucer, London, social antagonism, Peasants' Revolt, Merciless Parliament, social conflict, slander, treason, flawed idealism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207893
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marion Turner, author
Tutorial Fellow in English, Jesus College, Oxford
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