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Chaucer and the Country of the Stars: Poetic Uses of Astrological Imagery

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Summary

Professor Wood examines in detail the astrological references in The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and The Complaint of Mars, using mediaeval source materials not only to elucidate the technicalities of the imagery but also to analyze its poetic function.

Originally published in 1970.

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