Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9823
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rowland , Beryl.
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  • Title: Chaucer's "Duchess" and Chess [The author searches for meaning in the material referring to chess in the "Book of the Duchess;" she argues that Chaucer used the twelve "ferses" to refer to the signs of the zodiac].
  • Source: Florilegium 16, ( 1999): Pages 41 - 59.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Astrology Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster, Wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Book of the Duchess Chess Games Literature- Verse
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of York and University of Victoria
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 07095201
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