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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381761134831 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Chaucer and the Late Medieval World by Lillian M. Bisson. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 294 pages. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; (1998). Divided between the outer world of affairs and the inner world of poetic insight, Chaucer sought to make sense of his changing, conflicting world. In “Chaucer and the Late Medieval World”, Lillian M. Bisson examines the societal issues that the poet explored in his work. Bisson provides lively interpretations of Chaucer's texts, especially “The Canterbury Tales”, in the context of the paradigmatic shifts taking place around him, and offers a broad historical overview. Often going back to the Early Christian period, Bisson helps the reader grasp the significance of those shifts. She focuses on three major areas of medieval life; religion, class/commerce, and gender; all of which were experiencing considerable change in the fourteenth century. The book builds a bridge between an unmediated encounter with Chaucer’s texts and the more specialized discussions found in most contemporary criticism, and provides a detailed analysis of Christian culture. Placing each topic in a broad cultural context, “Chaucer and the Late Medieval World” helps the reader to better understand the questions that teased Chaucer’s imagination into poetry and to enter into the cultural conversation with which he engaged his audience. CONDITION: New oversized softcover. St. Martin's Press (1998) 294 pages. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect EXCEPT that there is a black remainder "dot" (made with a black marker) on the bottom surface of the closed page edges indicating that the book was unsold surplus inventory). The mark is not visible of course on individual opened pages, only to the mass of closed page edges. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, (otherwise) unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Bisson places Chaucer's work in the context of some of the major cultural and social currents of his day, a time when the underpinnings of medieval society were undergoing substantive challenges and revision. Students will find this book particularly useful as a historical companion to The Canterbury Tales. It seeks to bring to non-specialists some of the excitement that the new interest in social history and popular culture is generating among scholars, and it attempts to serve the growing interest in interdisciplinary approaches to medieval studies. Part I: The Poet and His World * Double Vision: The Gothic Mind’s Eye * The Role of the Poet: Minstrel, Maker, or More? * Part II: Religion * The Church in Turmoil: The Hierarchy and Heresy * The Quest for Perfection: The Regular Clergy * The Road to Canterbury: Pilgrimage, Saints, and Popular Religion * Part III: Class and Commerce * Aristocratic Ideals: Conflicting Chivalric Ideologies * The Cry of the Poor: Unrest and Rebellion Among the Peasants * All That Glitters: Trade, Industry, and the Money Economy * Part IV: Gender and Sexuality * The Face in the Mirror: What Manner Woman? * Till Death Us Depart: Love, Marriage, and Sexuality * Conclusion: A Zone of Freedom: Carnival as the Emblem of an Age. Lillian M. Bisson, Professor of English and Chair of the Literature and Languages Department at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, has published articles on Dante, Chaucer, and Virginia Woolf. She has directed two NEH institutes on Chaucer and the Late Medieval World, where the seeds for this book were sown. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This resource book places Chaucer's work in the context of some of the major cultural and social currents of his day, a time when the underpinnings of medieval society were undergoing substantive challenges and revision. It is intended as an historical companion to The Canterbury Tales. It is a systematic and clear survey of social contexts, historical traditions, and critical issues. REVIEW: A seasoned scholar producing an extremely useful handbook which synthesizes our knowledge. Explores the societal issues in and other works in the context of the paradigmatic shifts taking place in 14th- century England. Focuses on religion, class and commerce, and gender, all of which were undergoing considerable change. Bridges between an unmediated encounter with the texts and specialized contemporary criticism. The excerpts are in the Middle English. This is a well-presented, accessible book and a welcome addition to Chaucer studies. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: Lillian M. Bisson examines the societal issues that the poet explored in his work. She focuses on three major areas of medieval life: religion, class/commerce, and gender, all of which were experiencing considerable change in the fourteenth century. Highly recommended! A very enlightening read for those interested in Medieval History and a first-hand perspective of that time and place. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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