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By Robert Thomas Lambdin, Laura Lambdin

To have a transparent figuring out of Chaucer's Canterbury stories, the reader must learn about the vocations of the pilgrims. For a few six hundred years, this knowledge has been tricky to find. This reference presents a close ancient description of the occupations of Chaucer's pilgrims. An access is dedicated to every traveller, and the entries have comparable codecs to foster comparability. each one access discusses the ancient day-by-day regimen of the pilgrim's career, the portrayal of the occupation in Chaucer's poem, and the connection among the story and Chaucer's "General Prologue."

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Stephenson, Carl. Mediaeval Feudalism. 1942. : Great Seal-Cornell University Press, 1956. Chapter 3 A Yemeni Had He JOHN W. 101-117) [A yeoman had he and no other servants At tfmt time, for-preferredto ride so, And he was clad in a coat and a hood of gre A forester he was, truly, as I guess The third person to undergo the narrator's wide-eyed scrutiny in the "General Prologue'' to the Canterbury Tales is the Yeoman. Like the Squire who precedes him, he is a member of the Knight's small entourage; but in contrast to the Squire and his father the Knight, who are members of the nobility, the Yeoman is a commoner.

As was noted earlier, the word "yeoman" (which was usually spelled yeman or yoman) had a wide range of possible applications during the later Middle Ages. Chaucer's writings reflect this fact, and he uses the term in a variety of contexts with a variety of meanings. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most common meanings of "yeoman" was simply "servant or attendant," and the word could be used with this meaning in reference to servants of fairly low social standing, or, conversely, to servants of considerable standing such as attendants in a noble household.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Bishop, Morris. The Horizon Book of the Middle Ages. , 1968. Bradford, Ernie. The Shield and the Sword: The Knights of St. John, Jerusalem, Rhodes, and Malta. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1973. Gies, Frances. The Knight in History. New York: Harper and Row, 1984. Howard, Donald R. The Idea of the Canterbury Tales. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976. Jones, Terry. Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary. New York: Methuen, 1985. Keen, Maurice.

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