Gillian Rudd

in Greenery

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780719072482
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701713 | DOI:

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This chapter considers trees as individual specimens and as groups. It distinguishes between woodland and forests, and studies the concepts and associations that are attached to the term ‘forest’. This chapter demonstrates the various roles that are assigned to trees in medieval texts, such as Geoffrey Chaucer's A Knight's Tale.

Keywords: trees; woodland; forests; roles; A Knight's Tale; Geoffrey Chaucer; medieval texts

Chapter.  18161 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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