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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Carlyleen_US
dc.creatorBinder, Beatrice Maryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-10T09:20:07Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:52:21Z
dc.date.available2011-08-11T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:52:21Z
dc.date.created1959en_US
dc.date.issued1959en_US
dc.date.submitted1959en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-08102010-092007en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study I have endeavoured to explore the various branches of the mainstream of Medieval Sciences and to present a survey of the currents of scientific thought in the Chaucerian period. I have attempted to make an assessment of Chaucer's use of the sciences in his poetry and to form an estimate of his own attitude toward them. In these respects, new scholarly investigations of astrology, alchemy, and magic that appeared in this decade, along with the recent publica­tion of an English translation from the Greek of Claudius Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos, have been invaluable, as well as Lynn Thorndike's exhaustive study of A History of Magic and Experimental Science. The thesis shows that the Medieval Sciences made a significant contribution to Chaucer's mind and art, and that Chaucer shared the attitude of great scholars before and after him: he accepted some of the prevailing ideas of his time and he rejected others that did not appear reasonable or just.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleContributions of contemporary science to Chaucer's worken_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberO'Donnell, Joseph L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcCourt, Edward A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKennedy, L. A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCameron, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBentley, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTracy, Clarenceen_US


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