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The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower

Edited by: Ana Sáez-Hidalgo , Brian Gastle , R.F. Yeager

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472435804
eBook ISBN: 9781315613109
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043034

10.4324/9781315613109
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The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower reviews the most current scholarship on the late medieval poet and opens doors purposefully to research areas of the future. It is divided into three parts. The first part, "Working theories: medieval and modern," is devoted to the main theoretical aspects that frame Gower’s work, ranging from his use of medieval law, rhetoric, theology, and religious attitudes, to approaches incorporating gender and queer studies. The second part, "Things and places: material cultures," examines the cultural locations of the author, not only from geographical and political perspectives, or in scientific and economic context, but also in the transmission of his poetry through the materiality of the text and its reception. "Polyvocality: text and language," the third part, focuses on Gower’s trilingualism, his approach to history, and narratological and intertextual aspects of his works. The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower is an essential resource for scholars and students of Gower and of Middle English literature, history, and culture generally.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Gower and theory: old books, new matters Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Gower and gender Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Gower and rhetoric Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Gower’s religions Download PDF
Chapter  5:  John Gower and the law: legal theory and practice Download PDF
Chapter  6:  John Gower’s manuscripts in Middle English Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Gower’s French manuscripts Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Gower’s Latin manuscripts Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Iberian manuscripts of Gower’s works Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Illuminations in Gower’s manuscripts Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Gower’s Southwark Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Gower’s courts Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Gower, business, and economy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gower and science Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Gower’s reception, 1400–1700 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Iberian Gower Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Gower’s languages Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Voices and narrators Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Gower and the forms of history Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Gower’s classicizing vocations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Gower and romance Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Gower and Chaucer Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The French works: the ballades Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The French works: Mirour de l’Omme  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  English works Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Latin works Download PDF
Ebook Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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