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  • Record Number: 903
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lucas , Angela M. and Peter J. Lucas
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  • Title: The Presentation of Marriage and Love in Chaucer's "Franklin's Tale" [Chaucer's depiction of the husband and wife this poem conveys the intimacy of a marital relationship in which the spouses are mutually bound to one another through love (rather than obedience). Nonetheless, the public wedding ceremony between the spouses in the poem demonstrates the importance of outwardly displaying the husband's "maistrie" or dominance in the marriage relationship. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: English Studies 72, 6 ( 1991): Pages 501 - 512.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Betrothal Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet - Canterbury Tales - Franklin's Tale Husbands Interpersonal Relationships Literature - Verse Love Marital Affection Marriage Obedience Spousals Spousals Ceremony Submissiveness Weddings Wives Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, University College, Dublin
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
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