The Resource Chaucer : a European life, Marion Turner

Chaucer : a European life, Marion Turner

Label
Chaucer : a European life
Title
Chaucer
Title remainder
a European life
Statement of responsibility
Marion Turner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More than any other canonical English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer lived and worked at the centre of political life--yet his poems are anything but conventional. Edgy, complicated, and often dark, they reflect a conflicted world, and their astonishing diversity and innovative language earned Chaucer renown as the father of English literature. Marion Turner, however, reveals him as a great European writer and thinker. To understand his accomplishment, she reconstructs in unprecedented detail the cosmopolitan world of Chaucer's adventurous life, focusing on the places and spaces that fired his imagination. Uncovering important new information about Chaucer's travels, private life, and the early circulation of his writings, this innovative biography documents a series of vivid episodes, moving from the commercial wharves of London to the frescoed chapels of Florence and the kingdom of Navarre, where Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side. The narrative recounts Chaucer's experiences as a prisoner of war in France, as a father visiting his daughter's nunnery, as a member of a chaotic Parliament, and as a diplomat in Milan, where he encountered the writings of Dante and Boccaccio. At the same time, the book offers a comprehensive exploration of Chaucer's writings, taking the reader to the Troy of Troilus and Criseyde, the gardens of the dream visions, and the peripheries and thresholds of The Canterbury Tales. By exploring the places Chaucer visited, the buildings he inhabited, the books he read, and the art and objects he saw, this landmark biography tells the extraordinary story of how a wine merchant's son became the poet of The Canterbury Tales
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, Marion
Dewey number
821.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Poets, English
  • Homes
  • Poets, English
  • Travel
Label
Chaucer : a European life, Marion Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [509]-545) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Vintry Ward, London -- Great Household -- Reims and Calais -- Hainault and Navarre -- Lancaster -- Genoa and Florence -- Counting House -- Cage -- Milky Way -- Tower -- Troy -- Parliament -- Empire -- Garden -- South of the Thames -- Inn -- Peripheries -- What Lies Beneath -- Threshold -- Abbey -- Tomb
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 599 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691160092
Lccn
2018948733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1051136322
  • 1785651
  • (OCoLC)on1051136322
  • 1785651
Label
Chaucer : a European life, Marion Turner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [509]-545) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Vintry Ward, London -- Great Household -- Reims and Calais -- Hainault and Navarre -- Lancaster -- Genoa and Florence -- Counting House -- Cage -- Milky Way -- Tower -- Troy -- Parliament -- Empire -- Garden -- South of the Thames -- Inn -- Peripheries -- What Lies Beneath -- Threshold -- Abbey -- Tomb
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 599 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691160092
Lccn
2018948733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1051136322
  • 1785651
  • (OCoLC)on1051136322
  • 1785651

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