Time and the Astrolabe in the Cantebury Tales (Series for Science and Culture #5)
Marijane Osborn demonstrates that Chaucer structured the Canterbury Tales after the astrolabe, an Arabic Islamic time-keeping device. Chaucer's fascination with this device also accounts for the sense of time and astronomy in the Tales.
University of Oklahoma Press, 9780806134031, 372pp.
Publication Date: August 26, 2002