Complete Texts Online (8) Background on The Canterbury Tales - Extensive background on each tale plus links to other resources. BookRags.com: The Canterubury Tales - Study guide with chapter summaries, character and object descriptions, author information, quotes, topic tracking, and a message board. The Canterbury Tales as Compilatio - Essay by Norman D. Hinton in Essays in Medieval Studies. Chaucer and 'The Canterbury Tales' - An illustrated course from Harvard University giving useful information about Chaucer, the tales and their background. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: The Idea! - Article by John M. Hill. Chaucer's 'Man of Law's Tale' - Academic article about the tale entitled 'Worlds Apart: Orientalism, Antifeminism, and Heresy'. Chaucer's The Miller's Tale: Exemplum of Caritas - Essay by Robert Graybill. ClassicNotes: Canterbury Tales - Summary and analysis. Includes a biography, message board, and background information. Gawain's Departure from the Peregrinatio - Article by Sidney E. Berger. Smart Sailor or Seditious Smuggler? - A critical paper examining the shipman in the prologue.