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Thomas Becket

A Textual History of his Letters

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Thomas Becket by Anne Duggan
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The construction and deconstruction of Becket's reputation is central to this provocative new study. The cult of Becket has remained enduring: it was the centerpiece of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; and in our own time it has carried powerful enough resonance to generate interpretations from T.S. Eliot, Jean Anouilh, and indeed Hollywood. This book investigates whether the popular conception of Becket through the ages is a result of valid assessments of the man and his cause, or a product of a carefully constructed myth, and how far can one correct for the bias and reach the truth.

Author Biography

Anne Duggan is Professor of History at King's College London
Release date NZ
October 2nd, 1980
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
340
Dimensions
146x225x26
ISBN-13
9780198224860
Product ID
1859939

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