Chaucer's Pilgrims: An Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's Pilgrims: An Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's Pilgrims: An Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's Pilgrims: An Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales

Synopsis

To have a clear understanding of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the reader needs to know about the vocations of the pilgrims. For some 600 years, this information has been difficult to locate. This reference provides a detailed historical description of the occupations of Chaucer's pilgrims. An entry is devoted to each traveler, and the entries have similar formats to foster comparison. Each entry discusses the historical daily routine of the pilgrim's occupation, the portrayal of the profession in Chaucer's poem, and the relationship between the tale and Chaucer's "General Prologue."
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