Chaucer's Guildsmen and Their Fraternity.

Author / Editor
Garbáty, Thomas Jay.

Chaucer's Guildsmen and Their Fraternity.

Journal of English and Germanic Philology 59 (1960): 691-709.

Comments on previous scholarship that seeks to clarify the GP description of the Guildsmen (1.361-78) and describes the possible political, economic, and religious affiliations among individuals of such professions as Chaucer assigns to them. Shows that that they should be understood to belong to a "parish fraternity" (i.e., one having no specific craft affiliation), specifically "The Guild of St. Fabian and St. Sebastian, St. Botolph's Church, Aldersgate."

Chaucer Subjects
General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales