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Arts of Possession: The Middle English Household Imaginary

Arts of Possession: The Middle English Household Imaginary (Paperback)

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Taking its titles from an Aristotelian phrase describing the efficient practices of managing a household, Arts of Possession looks at the way in which ways of living, the household and practices of having, became central issues in English medieval literature. Looking in particular at works such as The Canterbury Tales and Piers Plowman, as well as archival material and records, Smith argues that household practicses generated and formed the organising principle behind 14th-century romances, revealing the existence of a sophisticated economic discourse.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: University of Minnesota Press Publication Date: 01/01/2003 ISBN-13: 9780816639519  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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