The Resource Chaucer's people : everyday lives in medieval England, Liza Picard

Chaucer's people : everyday lives in medieval England, Liza Picard

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Chaucer's people : everyday lives in medieval England
Title
Chaucer's people
Title remainder
everyday lives in medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Liza Picard
Title variation
Everyday lives in medieval England
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Language
eng
Summary
Through the assorted cast of pilgrims Chaucer selected for THE CANTERBURY TALES, Picard brings medieval social history to life and uncovers the detail behind Chaucer's poetic portraits. These are the lives lived beyond the court circles frequented by most of his well-heeled audience. Drawing on contemporary experiences of a vast range of subjects including war, trade, religion, plague and banking, Liza Picard recreates the medieval world in all its glorious detail. Chaucer chose his pilgrims carefully. He sometimes raises a thought-provoking query in an apparently simple portrait. The Prioress was a sweet, pretty, well-mannered young nun; what was she doing on the road to Canterbury with a mixed band of men, instead of staying in her convent to pray? The Knight was 'a very perfect gentle knight'; but why had his military service landed him in such distant places as Lithuania and Spain? By providing these characters with a three-dimensional framework - the times in which they lived - Liza Picard opens the fourteenth-century world up to us
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
940.1/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB367
LC item number
.P53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Chaucer's people : everyday lives in medieval England, Liza Picard
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945784585
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
xxiv, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297609032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945784585

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