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Author Kennedy, Kathleen E., 1975-

Title Maintenance, meed, and marriage in medieval English literature / Kathleen E. Kennedy
Edition 1st ed
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (185 pages)
Series The new Middle Ages
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Contents Introducing medieval maintenance -- Maintaining a family -- Attaining women -- Retaining men -- Maintaining justice
Summary Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English Literature deftly interrogates the relationship between lord and man in medieval England. Employing the study of medieval analogies this book is the first to explore how the relationship between lords and retainers was depicted in literature by Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Lydgate. Kennedy uses close readings and medieval letter collections to provide a documentary look at how lords and men communicated information about their relationships and reveals surprising information about both medieval law and society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173) and index
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Subject English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500
Master and servant in literature.
Marriage in literature.
Support (Domestic relations) -- Great Britain
Master and servant -- Great Britain -- History
Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval.
Gender studies, gender groups.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English literature -- Middle English.
Literature and society.
Marriage in literature.
Master and servant.
Master and servant in literature.
Social history -- Medieval.
Support (Domestic relations)
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230621626