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The Five Guildsmen

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Chaucer's attitude towards the Five Guildsmen is not easy to determine and his portrait of them has been subject to many diverse readings. This chapter asks whether historical study of the medieval guilds brings us any closer to an appreciation of the resonances, for late-medieval readers, of Chaucer's text. In particular, we need to see the Guildsmen's fraternity in terms of contemporary debates about such associations and their secular and religious purposes. The poet himself does not preac...

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10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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ORCID:
0000-0003-2885-8714
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Host title:
Historians on Chaucer
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2014-12-04
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ISBN-10:
0199689547
ISBN-13:
9780199689545
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pubs:671643
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uuid:6cc5a1af-5556-43e2-8ddc-aa8d4e19da04
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pubs:671643
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671643
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2018-04-04

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