Word as Bond in English Literature from the Middle Ages to the Restoration

Word as Bond in English Literature from the Middle Ages to the Restoration

Douglas J. Canfield
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Author:  Douglas J. Canfield
Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  350
Publisher:  University of Pennsylvania Press
Year:  1989
ISBN:  9780812281620

J. Douglas Canfield argues that English literature of the feudal epoch placed this master trope of word as bond at the center of conflict. The trope does not passively reflect social reality; rather, it helps to define, to constitute the society and its values.