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Chaucer and Boccaccio

Antiquity and Modernity

Authors: Edwards, R.

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In the late Middle Ages, Chaucer invents two imaginative domains crucial to his culture and to our understanding of the emergence of selfhood, subjectivity and social arrangements; antiquity and late-medieval modernity. Edwards demonstrates in this study how this was the result of Chaucer's reading and re-writing of the works of Boccaccio, which provide sources and models for portraying the classical past and medieval modernity. In so doing, Edwards provides us with a valuable way of assessing Chaucer's analysis of late medieval culture.

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ROBERT R. EDWARDS is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of books on Chaucer, medieval drama, medieval literary theory, and the Italian poet Guido Guinizelli. He has edited the works of John Lydgate and essay collections on love, desire, and sexuality in the Middle Ages.

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'Edwards's attentive and accomplished study will surely engage students and scholars.' - C.S. Cox, Choice


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chaucer and Boccaccio
Book Subtitle
Antiquity and Modernity
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-0724-0
DOI
10.1057/9781403907240
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-97008-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 205
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