Chaucer in His Time.

Author / Editor
Brewer, Derek.

Chaucer in His Time.

London: T. Nelson, 1963.

Physical Description
x, 243 pp.; b&w illus.

Evokes the social and cultural conditions of England during Chaucer's lifetime by describing historical events, political circumstances, court life, domestic conditions for all classes, child-rearing, education and literacy, the influence of religious ideals and reforms, and more. Illustrates this discussion with wide-ranging details and examples from works by Chaucer and his contemporaries (especially Langland and Froissart), augmented by details and reproductions from medieval manuscripts, effigies, and architecture.

Chaucer Subjects
Background and General Criticism
Chaucer's Life