Maintenance, meed, and marriage in medieval English literature

by Kathleen E. Kennedy

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan in New York

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism,
  • Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500,
  • Master and servant in literature,
  • Marriage in literature,
  • Support (Domestic relations) -- Great Britain,
  • Master and servant -- Great Britain -- History,
  • Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementKathleen E. Kennedy.
SeriesThe new Middle Ages
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR275.S63 K46 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22552324M
ISBN 100230606660
LC Control Number2008041904

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Kennedy. Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English Literature deftly interrogates the relationship between lord and man in medieval England. Employing the study of medieval analogies this book is the first to explore how the relationship between lords and retainers was depicted in literature by Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Lydgate.

Kennedy uses close readings and medieval letter collections. Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English Literature deftly interrogates the relationship between lord and man in medieval England.

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Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English That’s medieval England. That’s what this book is about.” Kennedy K.E. () Introducing Medieval Maintenance. In: Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English Literature.

The New Middle Ages. Palgrave. It covers the entire medieval period, and engages with a wide range of primary sources, both legal and literary. It draws particular attention to local English legislation and practice, and offers some new readings of medieval English literary texts, Medieval marriage has been widely discussed, and this book gives a brief and accessible 4/5(6).

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Kathleen Kennedy, Penn State Brandywine assistant professor of English, took a journey through the Middle Ages to explore how the relationship between lords and retainers in medieval England was depicted in literature by Chaucer, Gower, Langland and Lydgate in her newly published book, "Maintenance, Meed and Marriage in Medieval English Literature.".

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