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Published by Published for TEAMS (The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages) in association with the University of Rochester by Medieval Institute Publications, College of Arts and Sciences, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich .
Written in English


  • Christian poetry, English (Middle),
  • Love poetry, English (Middle),
  • Christian ethics -- Poetry.,
  • Courtly love -- Poetry.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJohn Gower ; edited by Russell A. Peck, with Latin translations by Andrew Galloway.
SeriesMiddle English texts, Middle English texts (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
ContributionsPeck, Russell A., Galloway, Andrew., Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages.
LC ClassificationsPR1984 .C6 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3414629M
ISBN 101580441025
LC Control Number2005030793

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Full text of "Confessio amantis (The lover's shrift" See other formats. line poem Confessio Amantis ("The Lover's Confession") uses the frame of the confessions of an ageing lover to tell a series of incidents of famous loves. Among these is the story of Jason and Medea, told in Book V of the Confessio, quite possibly inspired by the similar treatment of the Jason story in Chaucer's Legend of Good Women. Download Confessio Amantis - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/17) pdf File size: MB What's this? Many people prefer to read off-line or to print out text and read from the real printed page. Others want to carry documents around with them on their mobile phones and read while they are on the move. A brief overview and summary of Confessio Amantis, John Gower’s medieval poem The most famous English poem of the entire fourteenth century is Geoffrey Chaucer‘s The Canterbury Tales, a vast collection of stories borrowed from European medieval and classical there is another English poem from the fourteenth century, which is also a collection of stories told in verse, which is.