The Resource Chaucer and his world, Derek Brewer

Chaucer and his world, Derek Brewer

Label
Chaucer and his world
Title
Chaucer and his world
Statement of responsibility
Derek Brewer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chaucer's English world - that of the second half of the 14th century - is rich in interest of every kind, and Chaucer was a uniquely perceptive recorder of it. The tensions between tradition and innovation led to severe, sometimes violent, clashes; age-old traditions were contested by the new individualism among the educated, passionate religious dissent in high and low, and revolt by peasants. London emerged as an economic and cultural force to rival the great Continental cities; yet it was closely linked with the royal court and the church, strongholds of traditional values. The English language came to its first full flowering since the Norman conquest, and many international influences were absorbed. Among the turmoil, the arts flourished; it was a great period for English poetry. Chaucer stood close to the centre of this world. He was one of the new literate laymen, a product of the merchant-gentry - from early youth a courtier, briefly a soldier, throughout his life an administrator, diplomat, scholar, withal a very great poet. Derek Brewer's biography offers what cultural anthropologists may call a 'thick description' of his life and times, reflecting first the poetry, but drawing on historical documents and critical insights to give a full and rounded picture of a distant but still relevant age and a fascinating poet
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brewer, Derek
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1906.5
LC item number
.B68 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Poets, English
  • Poètes anglais
  • Civilisation médiévale dans la littérature
  • Intellectual life
  • Poets, English
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Angleterre
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
Chaucer and his world, Derek Brewer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Eyre Methuen ; New York : Dodd, Mead, 1978
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed..
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780859913669
Lccn
92035873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26928638
  • (OCoLC)ocm26928638
Label
Chaucer and his world, Derek Brewer
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Eyre Methuen ; New York : Dodd, Mead, 1978
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed..
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780859913669
Lccn
92035873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26928638
  • (OCoLC)ocm26928638

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...