Maintenance, Meed, And Marriage In Medieval English Literature by K. Kennedy

Maintenance, Meed, And Marriage In Medieval English Literature

byK. Kennedy

Hardcover | June 17, 2009

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Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English Literature deftly interrogates the relationship between lord and man in medieval England. Employing the study of medieval analogies this book is the first to explore how the relationship between lords and retainers was depicted in literature by Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Lydgate.  Kennedy uses close readings and medieval letter collections to provide a documentary look at how lords and men communicated information about their relationships and reveals surprising information about both medieval law and society.

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Kathleen E. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of English at Penn State-Brandywine. Her work studies the intersections between literature and law in medieval England and she has published articles in Yearbook of Langland Studies and The Chaucer Review. 
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Title:Maintenance, Meed, And Marriage In Medieval English LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:June 17, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230606660

ISBN - 13:9780230606661

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"Kennedy's original study of maintenance is a welcome addition to our understanding of the literature as well as social relations in later medieval England. Drawing on an impressive body of literary and historical sources, Kennedy casts old sources into a new light and gives some lesser known literary works a new importance. What is particularly admirable is her searching and subtle consideration of the myriad forms of dependence and social doubt that underlay the notions and practices of maintenance by law and service. She helps us to see the durability of social dependence as well as its historically specific weight as it bore down on women and men, the law as well as literature. Maintenance, Meed, and Marriage in Medieval English Literature will engage both students of literature and historians and should stimulate new lines of debate on the nature of medieval social practices and their associated legal frameworks."--David Gary Shaw, Professor of History, Wesleyan University