Geoffrey Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales.
England at 1400.
SEE BELOW LINK TO PDF COPY OF LECTURE WEEK 10
The Canterbury Tales,
W. W. Norton & Company; Third edition (May 1, 2018),
Read: Prologue (p. 1), The Knight's Tale (p. 26), The Miller's Tale (p. 88),
The Reeve's Tale (p. 108), The Wife of Bath Prologue (p. 258), The Wife of Bath's Tale (p. 281).
Christmas Vacation (2 Weeks)
next class Tuesday Jan 7, 2020.
RECOMMENDED READING READING:
There is no better book on the Fourteenth Century than A Distant Mirror. Barbara Tuchman was a master of history. And as the reviewers say: this is her greatest book. It is a big book and you will be sad when it ends.
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century,
Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reissue edition (July 12, 1987),
“Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship . . . What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was. . . . No one has ever done this better.”—The New York Review of Books
“A beautiful, extraordinary book . . . Tuchman at the top of her powers . . . She has done nothing finer.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . a great book, in a great historical tradition.”—Commentary