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Chaucer's Visions of Manhood (The New Middle Ages)

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This book argues that Chaucer challenges his culture's mounting obsession with vision through his varied constructions of masculinity. Because medieval theories of vision relied upon distinctions between active and passive seers and viewers, optical discourse had social and moral implications for gender difference in late fourteenth-century England. By exploring ocularit
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published June 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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