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Chaucer and the Italian Trecento - Piero Boitani

Chaucer and the Italian Trecento

By: Piero Boitani (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th October 1985
ISBN: 9780521313506
Number Of Pages: 328

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This paperback consists of a collection of essays which have aroused considerable interest, since their first publication in 1983, in a question that has been occupying scholars for many years: what did fourteenth-century Italy and its literature mean to Chaucer? In the first part of the book contributors assess the general state of English and Italian culture in the fourteenth century and the complex network of Anglo-Italian relationships in the areas of trade, finance, church organisation and academic exchange. The second part faces the literary problem that Chaucer's borrowing from Italian authors poses: not only what he takes, but how and why. These essays include source studies and comparative analyses of such masterpieces as The Divine Comedy, The Canzoniere, The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales.

Chaucer's Italy
English culture in the fourteenth-century
Anglo-Italian contacts in the fourteenth century
Chaucer, Dante and Boccaccio
What Dante meant to Chaucer
Chaucer and Boccaccio's early writings
Chaucer and the Filostrato
Style, iconography and narrative: the lesson of the Teseida
The wake of the Commedia: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Boccaccio's Decameron
The Griselda story in Boccaccio, Petrarch and Chaucer
Chaucer, Boccaccio and the friars
Chaucer and Boccaccio's Latin works
Chaucer and the Italian Trecento: a bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521313506
ISBN-10: 0521313503
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 7th October 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.48