In this Book
Paul Olson argues that Chaucer's narratives emerge from his deep concern about the crises of late fourteenth-century England and his vision of the renewal of that troubled society through the ideal of parlement, the various orders of society speaking together, and through a perfective religious discipline.
Originally published in 1987.
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Table of Contents
- Part I Chaucer, Social Theory, and Fourteenth-Century History
- pp. 1-2
- Part II The Canterbury Tales on Temporal Lords: Tales of the Court and Country
- pp. 47-48
- Part III The Canterbury Tales on the Spiritual Power
- pp. 125-126