Gower Bibliography

Natural Law and John Gower's Confessio Amantis.

Olsson, Kurt. "Natural Law and John Gower's Confessio Amantis." Medievalia et Humanistica 11 (1982), pp. 231-261. ISSN 0076-6127

Review

Argues that the Confessio is heavily influenced by Gower's legal training. He identifies five different meanings of "jus naturae" in the CA, and shows how they help to explain why many points in the poem seem difficult to modern readers. He goes on to argue that Gower transcends the rule of natural law for divine concern, through grace, by the poem's conclusion. [PN. Copyright the John Gower Society. JGN 1.1]

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Confessio Amantis

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