Time and the Astrolabe in the Canterbury Tales

Time and the Astrolabe in the Canterbury Tales

by Marijane Osborn


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Marijane Osborn demonstrates that Chaucer structured the Canterbury Tales after the astrolabe, an Arabic Islamic time-keeping device. Chaucer’s fascination with this device also accounts for the sense of time and astronomy in the Tales.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806134031
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Series: Science and Culture ; V. 5 Series , #5
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marijane Osborn is Professor of English at the University of California at Davis. She is the author of Romancing the Goddess: Three Middle English Romancing about Women as well as coauthor or translator of six other books.

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