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The World of Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer died on 25 October 1400. To mark the six-hundredth anniversary of his death Derek Brewer's classic book is once again available in a fully illustrated version: over one hundred contemporary colour and black and white illustrations, from the homely to the refined - from children's games and cooking to falconry and music-making - bring the late middle ages t ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 9th 2000 by Boydell & Brewer
(first published 2000)
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A classic history about Chaucer and the 14th century in England. Recommended by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame, who actually knows his stuff about the middle ages. It's lavishly illustrated with paintings, tapestries, woodcuts and photos of effigies and common items from the 14th century. This is a wonderful counterpoint to Barbara Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror" about the same time period. Brewer's book (he's a Chaucer authority) of course focuses on England, but interweaves what we know of Chau ...more