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The Pilgrim and the Book

A Study of Dante, Langland and Chaucer

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Julia Holloway Bolton, Committee on Univ. / School Publ. and Julia Holloway Bolton

Julia Bolton Holloway's The Pilgrim and the Book: A Study of Dante, Langland and Chaucer investigates major fourteenth-century texts, the Commedia, Piers Plowman and The Canterbury Tales, in the light of the medieval theory and practice of pilgrimage, especially concentrating on Emmaus and Exodus paradigms. Holloway's analysis draws extensively on iconography, musicology, typology and anthropology. The concluding chapter explains why each poet places himself within his poem - in his own image - as a pilgrim.
Contents: Critical study of three major fourteenth-century texts, Dante's Commedia, Langland's Piers Plowman, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, in the light of the medieval theory and practice of pilgrimage.