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The Resource Chaucer's dream visions : courtliness and individual identity, Michael St. John

Chaucer's dream visions : courtliness and individual identity, Michael St. John

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Chaucer's dream visions : courtliness and individual identity
Title
Chaucer's dream visions
Title remainder
courtliness and individual identity
Statement of responsibility
Michael St. John
Title variation
Chaucers dream visions
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Chancer's Dream Visions is the first book length study to examine the poet's considered use of Aristotelian psychology to describe the mind of the courtly subject in its social context. The study shows that by drawing upon Aristotelian psychology derived from his reading of Boethius, Dante, and the poets of the French court, Chaucer was able to articulate precisely those aspects of the courtly identity that are determined by language and empirical experience, and those which are transcendent of this determinism. A detailed engagement with the literature, language, and behaviour of the court therefore takes place in the dream visions, which are a genuine exploration of individual subjectivity in its social context. Michael St. John demonstrates that the motivation for this exploration is a product of Chaucer's Christian beliefs and philosopltical awareness, and submits that the demands of courtly society are not mutually exclusive but rather the source of urgent and productive dialogue. Chaucer's Dream Visions thus constitutes a major contribution to the debate concerning distinctions between medieval and early modern culture."--BOOK JACKET
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St. John, Michael
Dewey number
821/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1933.D74
LC item number
S85 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in European cultural transition
Series volume
v. 7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Philosophy, Medieval, in literature
  • Courts and courtiers in literature
  • Individuality in literature
  • Courtly love in literature
  • Courtesy in literature
  • Visions in literature
  • Dreams in literature
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Chaucer's dream visions : courtliness and individual identity, Michael St. John
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-221) 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
Contents
The Book of the duchess -- The House of fame -- The Parliament of fowls -- The Legend of good women
Control code
43810756
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780754601227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00038124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Chaucer's dream visions : courtliness and individual identity, Michael St. John
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-221) 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
Contents
The Book of the duchess -- The House of fame -- The Parliament of fowls -- The Legend of good women
Control code
43810756
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780754601227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00038124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations

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