The Shaping of English Poetry- Volume II: Essays on 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', Langland and Chaucer (Paperback)Gerald Morgan (author)
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The essays on Chaucer are predominantly concerned with the influence of Italian poetry and Aristotelian moral philosophy. These influences have long been recognised, but their depth and weight have not so readily been acknowledged. In particular, the influence of Aristotle - not merely on Chaucer's poetry but on thirteenth- and fourteenth-century English and European culture as a whole - presents an intellectual challenge that scholars of medieval English literature have often been reluctant to confront. These essays seek to demonstrate that in engaging with Chaucer's response to Aristotelian moral philosophy our perspective will not only be enriched but dramatically altered.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 277
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition
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