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Chaucer’s Complaint of Mars: Love and Fate in the Middle Ages

For many people living in fourteenth century love was complicated. Not only did one have to win the heart of their lover, but also hope that none above them had other designs in mind. The average man during this time

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Alchemy in the Middle Ages

Of the images that we had the opportunity to look at, this one reminded us of the passage in “The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale,” in which the tools used in alchemy are described: “Violes, croslets, and sublymatories, /Cucurbites, and alembykes eek,

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