Walter Map's "De Gradone Milite Strenuissimo."

Author / Editor
Peeters, L.

Walter Map's "De Gradone Milite Strenuissimo."

Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Älteren Germanistik 1 (1972): 51-88.

Describes the meaning and artfulness of Walter Map's version of the "Wade" story in "De Nugis Curialium," exploring a variety of sources and analogues, including comments on Chaucer's reference to Wade in TC 3.624 and to Wade's boat in MerT 4.1424, and offering an etymology for the name of the hero's boat, Guingelot, that suggests sexual entendre.

Chaucer Subjects
Merchant and His Tale
Troilus and Criseyde
Language and Word Studies