Medieval body language

a study of the use of gesture in Chaucer"s poetry by Robert G. Benson

Publisher: Rosenkilde and Bagger in Copenhagen

Written in English
Published: Pages: 170 Downloads: 360
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 -- Knowledge -- Anatomy,
  • Gesture -- England -- History -- To 1500,
  • Body, Human, in literature,
  • Gesture in literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Robert G. Benson.
SeriesAnglistica ;, v. 21
ContributionsChaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400.
LC ClassificationsPR1933.G47 B4 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination170 p. ;
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3880186M
LC Control Number81206010

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