Medieval Go-betweens and Chaucer’s Pandarus

  • Authors
  • Gretchen Mieszkowski

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gretchen Mieszkowski
    Pages 1-8
  3. Gretchen Mieszkowski
    Pages 79-135
  4. Gretchen Mieszkowski
    Pages 137-183
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-218

About this book


This book explores the rich, complex, literary tradition of the medieval go-between. Idealized going between usually leads to marriage and it develops a new dimension of the much debated question of courtly love and woman's part in it. Chaucer's Pandarus's place in this go-between tradition is a tour de force.


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