9780198187301

Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

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    9780198187301

  • ISBN10:

    0198187300

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-01-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This book examines the moral status of the natural in writings by Alan of Lille, Jean de Meun, John Gower, Geoffrey Chaucer, and others, showing how--particularly in the erotic sphere--the influences of nature are not always conceived as wholly benign.

Author Biography

Hugh White is CUF Lecturer in English, University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in English, St. Catherine's College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations viii
Introduction 1(7)
Academic Natures
8(40)
The Moral Status of the Natural in Middle English Vernacular Writings
48(20)
Natura Vicaria Dei
68(42)
The Roman De La Rose
110(29)
Further French Natures
139(35)
Gower
174(46)
Chaucer
220(36)
Conclusion 256(2)
References 258(13)
Index 271

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