Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2705
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Alexander , Philip S.
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  • Title: Madame Eglentyne, Geoffrey Chaucer and the Problem of Medieval Anti-Semitism [The author argues that Chaucer’s Prioress’s Tale is unquestionably antisemitic in nature. Although many literary critics have tried to defend Chaucer against antisemitism by pointing to his highly ironic portrayal of the tale’s narrator (the Prioress), Chaucer ultimately reflects the biases of his contemporaries. Title note supplied by Feminae].
  • Source: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 74, 1 (Spring 1992): Pages 109 - 120.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Antisemitism in Literature Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Prioress’s Tale Jews in Literature Literature- Verse Prioress (Literary Figure) Women in Literature
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available