Medieval Go-betweens and Chaucer's Pandarus, by Mieszkowski, Gretchen
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- ISBN: 9781403963413 | 140396341X
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/20/2006
This book offers a compelling portrayal of two contrasting figures who bring couples together for romantic love or sex: elegant aristocrats who serve idealized consensual lovers, and ancient crones who capture women for a price. Via a sweeping tour of fourty-five medieval works from three centuries, Mieszkowski reveals a previously unsuspected dimension of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.