New readings of late medieval love poems
This collection offers new and challenging scholarly interpretations of six major _Chaucerian_ love poems from Clanvowe's Cuckoo and the Nightingale (1385) to the early Renaissance Court of Love (c. 1530).
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Introduction David Chamberlain
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Alceste amorous Arcite associated Belle Dame birds birdsong Boethius Chartier's Chaucer Chaucerian Christ Christian Clanvowe Clanvowe's clearly Company concupiscent Confessio Amantis context Court of Love courtly Criseyde critics cuckoo Cupid daisy Delyt desire dream EETS erotic essay fifteenth fifteenth-century Floure flowers Fortune goddess goldfinch Gower grace grene hawthorn hert honor House of Fame humorous imagery implications implicitly interpretation ironic irony John Gower John Lydgate Kingis Quair Knight's Tale knights Lady Philosophy Lady's late medieval Leaf lines literary Literature love allegory Lover lust Lydgate's Temple Lyrics meaning mercy Middle Ages Middle English Minerva Mythographer narrator narrator's nightingale Norton-Smith Oxford Parliament Parliament of Fowls passage Pearsall Philogenet pleasure plesaunce poem poet poetry praise reader reason religious Romance Romaunt Roos Rose says sing song spina spiritual stanza Studies suggests symbol Temple of Glas thorns tradition trans translation tree Troilus Troilus and Criseyde Venus virtue whan women worship