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Autor: Craig E. Bertolet
ISBN-13: 9783319718996
Einband: Book
Seiten: 185
Gewicht: 393 g
Format: 216x151x20 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Money, Commerce, and Economics in Late Medieval English Literature

The New Middle Ages
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Elucidates the complexity of economic thought animating medieval cultural production
1 Introduction: "Greet press at market": Money Matters in Late Medieval English Literature.- 2 Judas and the Economics of Salvation in Medieval English Literature.- 3 "Whoso wele schal wyn, a wastour moste he fynde": Inter-reliant Economies and Social Capital in Wynnere and Wastoure.- 4 "The ryche man hatz more nede thanne the pore": Economics and Dependence in Dives and Pauper.- 5 Summoning Hunger: Polanyi, Piers Plowman, and the Labor Market.- 6 Demonic Ambiguity: Debt in the Friar-Summoner Sequence.- 7 Death is Money: Buying Trouble with the Pardoner.- 8: My Purse and My Person: "The Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse" and the Gender of Money.- 9 The Need for Economy: Poetic Identity and Trade in Gower's Confessio Amantis.- 10: "Money Earned; Money Won": The Problem of Labor Pricing in Gower's "Tale of the King and the Steward's Wife".- 11 Crossing the Threshold: Geoffrey Chaucer, Adam Smith, and the Liminal Transactionalism of the Later Middle Ages.
This is the first collection of essays dedicated to the topics of money and economics in the English literature of the late Middle Ages. These essays explore ways that late medieval economic thought informs contemporary English texts and apply modern modes of economic analysis to medieval literature. In so doing, they read the importance and influence of historical records of practices as aids to contextualizing these texts. They also apply recent modes of economic history as a means to understand the questions the texts ask about economics, trade, and money. Collectively, these papers argue that both medieval and modern economic thought are key to valuable historical contextualization of medieval literary texts, but that this criticism can be advanced only if we also recognize the specificity of the economic and social conditions of late-medieval England.
Editiert von: Craig E. Bertolet, Robert Epstein
Robert Epstein is Professor of English at Fairfield University, USA. He is the author of Chaucer's Gifts: Exchange and Value in the Canterbury Tales (forthcoming).

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Autor: Craig E. Bertolet
ISBN-13:: 9783319718996
ISBN: 3319718991
Erscheinungsjahr: 09.04.2018
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 393g
Seiten: 185
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 216x151x20 mm, 1 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, Bibliographie