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Introduction: Contextualising Contexts of Chaucer

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This is not a collection of essays on Chaucer in the normal sense. Neither is it a ‘Companion’ or ‘Guide’ or ‘Handbook’ to Chaucer. It does not have the primary intention of providing readings of the texts of Chaucer (even though it contains much illuminating treatment of his works). It endeavours to be more lastingly helpful than that. Its key aim is to enhance the independence and critical capacities of modern readers of Chaucer by giving them a rich repertoire of contexts – historical and conceptual information and perspectives – through which to read, interpret and enjoy the primary text themselves with greater confidence and assurance.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoffrey Chaucer in Context
EditorsIan Johnson
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781139565141
ISBN (Print)9781107035645
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameLiterature in Context
PublisherCambridge University Press

    Research areas

  • Geoffrey Chaucer, context, reading, criticism, history, interpretation

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