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.Meed as a maintainer is nearly overdetermined, and in gendering her female, Langland asks bold questions about how ... Summarized briefly, the rodents in the Prologue of the B and C texts discuss how dangerous a particular cat is to them.
|Title||:||Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English Literature|
|Author||:||Kathleen E. Kennedy|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2009-05-26|