Chaucer's Legendary Good Women

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  • Author(s): Percival, Florence
  • Series:
    Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, Vol. 38
  • Publication Information:
    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 1998
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Chaucer's Legend of Good Women is a testament to the disparate views of women prevalent in the Middle Ages. Dr Percival contends that the complex medieval notion of Woman informs the structure of the poem: in the Prologue Chaucer praises conventional ideas of female virtue, while in the Legends he demonstrates a humorous scepticism, apparently influenced by a contemporary antifeminist tradition. The debate Chaucer thus promotes could be relied on to entertain many medieval readers, at the same time that it demonstrates the power of the vernacular translator/poet to handle language wittily and to do just as he pleases with the august texts of the past. This is a comprehensive account of the Legend's interpretative puzzles, which does not ignore the element of political writing, and adds to a close and nuanced reading of the text an examination of literary, historical, and social contexts.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780521416559. 9780511004001.
    • Accession Number:
      48138927
    • Accession Number:
      55600
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PERCIVAL, F. Chaucer’s Legendary Good Women. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Percival F. Chaucer’s Legendary Good Women. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 1998. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=55600&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed August 18, 2019.
    • APA:
      Percival, F. (1998). Chaucer’s Legendary Good Women. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=55600&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Percival, Florence. 1998. Chaucer’s Legendary Good Women. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=55600&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Percival, F. (1998) Chaucer’s Legendary Good Women. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature). Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=55600&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 18 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Percival, F 1998, Chaucer’s Legendary Good Women, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, viewed 18 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Percival, Florence. Chaucer’s Legendary Good Women. Cambridge University Press, 1998. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=55600&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Percival, Florence. Chaucer’s Legendary Good Women. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=55600&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Percival F. Chaucer’s Legendary Good Women [Internet]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 1998 [cited 2019 Aug 18]. (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature). Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=55600&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886