The Resource Chaucer : A European Life, Marion Turner

Chaucer : A European Life, Marion Turner

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Chaucer : A European Life
Title
Chaucer
Title remainder
A European Life
Statement of responsibility
Marion Turner
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A groundbreaking biography that recreates the cosmopolitan world in which a wine merchant’s son became one of the most celebrated of all English poets More than any other canonical English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer lived and worked at the center of political life—yet his poems are anything but conventional. Edgy, complicated, and often dark, they reflect a conflicted world, and their astonishing diversity and innovative language earned Chaucer renown as the father of English literature. Marion Turner, however, reveals him as a great European writer and thinker. To understand his accomplishment, she reconstructs in unprecedented detail the cosmopolitan world of Chaucer’s adventurous life, focusing on the places and spaces that fired his imagination.Uncovering important new information about Chaucer’s travels, private life, and the early circulation of his writings, this innovative biography documents a series of vivid episodes, moving from the commercial wharves of London to the frescoed chapels of Florence and the kingdom of Navarre, where Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side. The narrative recounts Chaucer’s experiences as a prisoner of war in France, as a father visiting his daughter’s nunnery, as a member of a chaotic Parliament, and as a diplomat in Milan, where he encountered the writings of Dante and Boccaccio. At the same time, the book offers a comprehensive exploration of Chaucer’s writings, taking the reader to the Troy of Troilus and Criseyde, the gardens of the dream visions, and the peripheries and thresholds of The Canterbury Tales.By exploring the places Chaucer visited, the buildings he inhabited, the books he read, and the art and objects he saw, this landmark biography tells the extraordinary story of how a wine merchant’s son became the poet of The Canterbury Tales
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DE-B1597
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Turner, Marion
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other
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Target audience
specialized
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Chaucer : A European Life, Marion Turner
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Publication
Copyright
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
  • Chapter 2. Great Household
  • Chapter 3. Reims and Calais
  • Chapter 4. Hainault and Navarre
  • Chapter 5. Lancaster
  • Chapter 6. Genoa and Florence
  • PART II: Being
  • Chapter 7. Counting House
  • Chapter 8. Cage
  • Chapter 9. Milky Way
  • Chapter 10. Tower
  • Frontmatter
  • Chapter 11. Troy
  • Chapter 12. Parliament
  • Chapter 13. Empire
  • Chapter 14. Garden
  • PART III: Approaching Canterbury
  • Chapter 15. South of the Thames
  • Chapter 16. Inn
  • Chapter 17. Peripheries
  • Chapter 18. What Lies Beneath
  • Chapter 19. Threshold
  • Contents
  • Chapter 20. Abbey
  • Epilogue Tomb
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Plates
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • General Prologue
  • PART I: Becoming
  • Chapter 1. Vintry Ward, London
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691185682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691185682
Other physical details
19 color + 2 b/w illus. 3 maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)517771
  • (DE-B1597)9780691185682
Label
Chaucer : A European Life, Marion Turner
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Chapter 2. Great Household
  • Chapter 3. Reims and Calais
  • Chapter 4. Hainault and Navarre
  • Chapter 5. Lancaster
  • Chapter 6. Genoa and Florence
  • PART II: Being
  • Chapter 7. Counting House
  • Chapter 8. Cage
  • Chapter 9. Milky Way
  • Chapter 10. Tower
  • Frontmatter
  • Chapter 11. Troy
  • Chapter 12. Parliament
  • Chapter 13. Empire
  • Chapter 14. Garden
  • PART III: Approaching Canterbury
  • Chapter 15. South of the Thames
  • Chapter 16. Inn
  • Chapter 17. Peripheries
  • Chapter 18. What Lies Beneath
  • Chapter 19. Threshold
  • Contents
  • Chapter 20. Abbey
  • Epilogue Tomb
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Plates
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • General Prologue
  • PART I: Becoming
  • Chapter 1. Vintry Ward, London
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691185682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691185682
Other physical details
19 color + 2 b/w illus. 3 maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)517771
  • (DE-B1597)9780691185682

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