Translating the Near East in the Man of Law's Tale and Its Analogues.

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  • Author(s): STAVSKY, JONATHAN1
  • Source:
    Chaucer Review. 2020, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p32-54. 23p.
  • Document Type:
    Literary Criticism
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Chanson de Florence de Rome
      Confessio Amantis
      Le Bone Florence of Rome
      Man of Law's Tale
      Near East
      Octavian
      translation
      Trevet
    • Abstract:
      Using Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale and other Middle English narratives of falsely accused heroines as its test case, this article develops a comparative methodology for analyzing representations of the Near East that focuses on their adaptation of earlier (Anglo-)French sources and juxtaposing them with these sources' late medieval remaniements. It argues that Gower's "Tale of Constance," the Northern and Southern Octavian, and, especially, Le Bone Florence of Rome, as well as the bookmakers who preserved the romances in question, exhibit various strategies for defusing the crusader ideology of their francophone counterparts. Chaucer, in turn, both appropriates these maneuvers and escalates the conflict between Christianity and Islam that underlies the Constance story in Trevet's Les Cronicles, only to contrast it with an inner struggle against idolatry advocated in the Parson's Tale. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv, Israel
    • ISSN:
      0009-2002
    • Accession Number:
      10.5325/chaucerrev.55.1.0032
    • Accession Number:
      141271666
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      STAVSKY, J. Translating the Near East in the Man of Law’s Tale and Its Analogues. Chaucer Review, [s. l.], v. 55, n. 1, p. 32–54, 2020. DOI 10.5325/chaucerrev.55.1.0032. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=141271666. Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      STAVSKY J. Translating the Near East in the Man of Law’s Tale and Its Analogues. Chaucer Review. 2020;55(1):32-54. doi:10.5325/chaucerrev.55.1.0032
    • APA:
      STAVSKY, J. (2020). Translating the Near East in the Man of Law’s Tale and Its Analogues. Chaucer Review, 55(1), 32–54. https://doi.org/10.5325/chaucerrev.55.1.0032
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      STAVSKY, JONATHAN. 2020. “Translating the Near East in the Man of Law’s Tale and Its Analogues.” Chaucer Review 55 (1): 32–54. doi:10.5325/chaucerrev.55.1.0032.
    • Harvard:
      STAVSKY, J. (2020) ‘Translating the Near East in the Man of Law’s Tale and Its Analogues’, Chaucer Review, 55(1), pp. 32–54. doi: 10.5325/chaucerrev.55.1.0032.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      STAVSKY, J 2020, ‘Translating the Near East in the Man of Law’s Tale and Its Analogues’, Chaucer Review, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 32–54, viewed 20 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      STAVSKY, JONATHAN. “Translating the Near East in the Man of Law’s Tale and Its Analogues.” Chaucer Review, vol. 55, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 32–54. EBSCOhost, doi:10.5325/chaucerrev.55.1.0032.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      STAVSKY, JONATHAN. “Translating the Near East in the Man of Law’s Tale and Its Analogues.” Chaucer Review 55, no. 1 (January 2020): 32–54. doi:10.5325/chaucerrev.55.1.0032.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      STAVSKY J. Translating the Near East in the Man of Law’s Tale and Its Analogues. Chaucer Review [Internet]. 2020 Jan [cited 2020 Oct 20];55(1):32–54. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=141271666