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Title:Truth Is Trickiest: The Exploitation of Proverbial Authority in Medieval English Literature
Author(s):Richardson, Gavin T.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Wright, Charles D.
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, English
Abstract:These texts reflect the paradox of proverbial authority in the Middle Ages; it is by turns esteemed and questioned, validated and dismissed. Such a paradox undermines the scholarly assumption that medieval men and women uncritically respected this important form of auctoritas. Despite the veneration of proverbial authority in the Middle Ages, there was considerable room for dissent.
Issue Date:1998
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:420 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81495
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9912353
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998


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