Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2275
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jankowski , Eileen S.
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  • Title: Reception of Chaucer's "Second Nun's Tale": Osbern Bokenham's "Lyf of S. Cycyle" [the appendix reproduces lines from the "Second Nun's Tale" and the "Lyf of S. Cycyle" that are similar].
  • Source: Chaucer Review 30, 3 ( 1996): Pages 306 - 318.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bokenham, Osbern, Author- Legendys of Hooly Wummen- Lyf of S. Cycyle Cecilia, Saint Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Second Nun's Tale Hagiography Influences Literature- Verse Sources Translation Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Abstract: Osbern Bokenham translated a number of saints' lives for a group of wealthy women in East Anglia approximately 43 years after Chaucer's death. Though he uses many of Chaucer's sources, references to Chaucer in his text indicate that he was familiar with Chaucer's "Second Nun's Tale." Though he does not exactly follow the progression of the "Second Nun's Tale," comparison of the two texts suggests he does use similar wording and details. The fact that Bokenham refers to Chaucer's works indicates that fifteenth-century writers appreciated Chaucer [Reproduced by permission of Peter G. Beidler and Martha A Kalnin Diede, editors of "The Chaucer Review: An Indexed Bibliography."].
  • Author's Affiliation: Chapman University
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00092002
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