Rebels and Rivals: The Contestive Spirit in The Canterbury Tales (Studies in Medieval Culture)

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Established scholars will enjoy the versatility and incisiveness of much of the reading in these essays, even though they may be heard muttering stifled oaths from time to time. New readers will relish the combativeness and assurance, the readiness to try out new ideas. No one could miss the vitality and open-mindedness of approach, or remain uninvigorated by it.-from the Foreword

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Susanna Fein is professor of English and coordinator of the Arts and Sciences minor in Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies at Kent State University. David Raybin is a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, who has published extensively on the works of Chaucer. Derek Pearsall is a prominent Chaucerian scholar and professor emeritus of Harvard University.

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