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Idleness Working
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Inspired by the critical theories of M. M. Bakhtin, Idleness Working is a groundbreaking study of key works in the Western literature of love from Classical Rome to the late Middle Ages.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. The Discourse of Love’s Labor and Its Cultural Contexts
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 2. Labor Omnia Vincit: Roman Attitudes toward Workand Leisure and the Discourse of Love’s Labor in Ovid’s Ars amatoria
  2. pp. 24-54
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  1. 3. Noble Servitium: Aspects of Labor Ideology in the Christian Middle Ages and Love’s Labor in the De amore of Andreas Capellanus
  2. pp. 55-89
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  1. 4. Homo Artifex: Monastic Labor Ideologies, Urban Labor, and Love’s Labor in Alan of Lille’s De planctu naturae
  2. pp. 90-113
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  1. 5. Repos Travaillant: The Discourse of Love’s Laborin the Roman de la rose
  2. pp. 114-166
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  1. 6. The Vice of Acedia and the Gentil Occupacioun in Gower’s Confessio Amantis
  2. pp. 167-207
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  1. 7. Love’s Bysynesse in Chaucer’s Amatory Fiction
  2. pp. 208-258
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 259-266
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 267-282
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 283-295
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  1. Index to Authors Cited
  2. p. 296
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