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Narrative, authority, and power : the medieval exemplum and the Chaucerian tradition, Larry Scanlon

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Narrative, authority, and power : the medieval exemplum and the Chaucerian tradition
Title
Narrative, authority, and power
Title remainder
the medieval exemplum and the Chaucerian tradition
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Larry Scanlon
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Language
eng
Summary
"Until now, little attention has been paid to the political and ideological significance of the medieval exemplum, a brief narrative form used to illustrate a moral. Through a study of four major works in the Chaucerian tradition (the Canterbury Tales, John Gower's Confessio Amantis, Thomas Hoccleve's Regement of Princes, and Lydgate's Fall of Princes), Professor Scanlon redefines the exemplum as "a narrative enactment of cultural authority." He traces its development through the two strands of the medieval Latin tradition which the Chaucerians appropriate: the sermon exemplum, and the public exemplum of the Mirrors of Princes. In doing so, he reveals how Chaucer and his successors used these two forms of the exemplum to explore the differences between clerical authority and lay power, and to establish the moral and cultural authority of their emergent vernacular tradition."--Jacket
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Scanlon, Larry
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • English poetry
  • Didactic literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Authority in literature
  • Exempla in literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
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Narrative, authority, and power : the medieval exemplum and the Chaucerian tradition, Larry Scanlon
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First published 1994, this digitally printed version 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-366) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28293894
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780521044257
Lccn
93025371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Narrative, authority, and power : the medieval exemplum and the Chaucerian tradition, Larry Scanlon
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 1994, this digitally printed version 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-366) 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
Control code
28293894
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780521044257
Lccn
93025371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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