Originally published in 1974. The thirty-six essays of this book were written and assembled in hour of an internationally recognised scholar of medieval literature. Written by a diverse range of contributors, the chapters cover not only various studies of aspects of Chaucer’s poetry, but also some other medieval authors and investigations about the period, particularly referencing carols and hymns.
Table of Contents
Preface Beryl Rowland. Rossell Hope Robbins Lloyd A. Duchemin. Rossell Hope Robbins Vita and List of Publications. 1. The Elixir of Youth Charles H. Talbot 2. Chaucer’s Blasphemous Churl: Anew Interpretation of The Miller’s Tale Beryl Rowland 3. Notes on Some Middle English Charms Douglas Gray 4. Piety and Propaganda: The Cult of King Henry VI John W. Mckenna 5. Directions for Making Many Sorts of Laces E. G. Stanley 6. Verbal Rhyming in Chaucer Tauno F. Mustanoja 7. An Interpretation of Alysoun Theo Stemmler 8. The Rhythm of the Alliterative Long Line Constance B. Hieatt 9. Numerical Structure in Fitt III of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Hans Käsmann 10. Chaucer’s Clerks J. Burke Severs 11. Some Fifteenth-Century Manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales Daniel S. Silvia 12. The Interludes of The Marriage Group in The Canterbury Tales Clair C. Olson 13. The Audience of Chaucer’s Troilus And Criseyde Dieter Mehl 14. Aspects of Dunbar’s Imagery Priscilla Bawcutt 15. On Re-Reading William Dunbar J. Swart 16. Chaucer, Richard II, Henry IV, And 13 October Sumner Ferris 17. Middle English in Old English Manuscripts Angus F . Cameron 18. The English Verses in The Fasciculus Morum Siegfried Wenzel 19. "O Jankyn, Be Ye There?" Dennis Biggins 20. Chaucer And Chrétien and Arthurian Romance D. S. Brewer 21. The Prayers And Devotions in The Ancrene Wisse Barbara Raw 22. Chaucer’s Troilus and St Paul’s Charity Francis Lee Utley 23. Cresseid’s Dream and Henryson’s Testament Ralph Hanna III 24. A Carol in Tradition Albert B. Friedman 25. Minor Changes in Chaucer’s Troilus And Criseyde Charles A. Owen, Jr 26. Holy Church’s Speech and the Structure of Piers Plowman R. E. Kaske 27. The Shaping of the Vernon and Simeon Manuscripts A. I. Doyle 28. The Dating in The Canterbury Tales A. A. Prins 29. Varieties of Middle English Religious Prose Norman F. Blake 30. Carols in Tudor Drama Richard Leighton Greene 31. The Two Versions of Chester Play V: Balaam And Balak David Mills 32. A Polish Analogue of The Man of Law’s Tale Margaret Schlauch 33. An Analogue (?) to The Reeve’s Tale Thomas A. Kirby 34. English Imitations of The Homelia Origenis De Maria Magdalena Rosemary Woolf 35. Two Thirteenth-Century Religious Lyrics Peter Dronke 36. Latin Hymns in Medieval England: Future Research Helmut Gneuss