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049 _aTEXA
100 1 _aScanlon, Larry.
245 1 0 _aNarrative, authority, and power :
_bthe medieval exemplum and the Chaucerian tradition /
_cLarry Scanlon.
260 _aCambridge [England] ;
_aNew York, NY, USA :
_bCambridge University Press,
_c1994.
300 _axii, 378 p. ;
_c24 cm.
490 1 _aCambridge studies in medieval literature ;
_v20
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 351-366) and index.
520 1 _a"Until now, little attention has been paid to the political and ideological significance of the medieval exemplum, a brief narrative form used to illustrate a moral. Through a study of four major works in the Chaucerian tradition (the Canterbury Tales, John Gower's Confessio Amantis, Thomas Hoccleve's Regement of Princes, and Lydgate's Fall of Princes), Professor Scanlon redefines the exemplum as "a narrative enactment of cultural authority." He traces its development through the two strands of the medieval Latin tradition which the Chaucerians appropriate: the sermon exemplum, and the public exemplum of the Mirrors of Princes. In doing so, he reveals how Chaucer and his successors used these two forms of the exemplum to explore the differences between clerical authority and lay power, and to establish the moral and cultural authority of their emergent vernacular tradition."--Jacket.
650 0 _aEnglish poetry
_yMiddle English, 1100-1500
_xHistory and criticism.
650 0 _aDidactic literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
_xHistory and criticism.
650 0 _aInfluence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
_xHistory
_yTo 1500.
600 1 0 _aChaucer, Geoffrey,
_dd. 1400
_xKnowledge
_xLiterature.
650 0 _aNarration (Rhetoric)
_xHistory
_yTo 1500.
650 0 _aPower (Social sciences) in literature.
650 0 _aAuthority in literature.
650 0 _aExempla in literature.
650 0 _aRhetoric, Medieval.
653 0 _aEnglish poetry
830 0 _aCambridge studies in medieval literature ;
_v20.
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999 _c146172
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