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Chaucer and Italian Textuality

K. P. Clarke

Abstract

This book breaks important new ground in the study of Chaucer's various engagements with Italian literary culture, taking a more dynamic approach to Chaucer's Italian sources than has previously been available. Most treatments of such influences do not take sufficient account of the material contexts in which these sources were available to Chaucer and his contemporaries. Manuscripts of the major works of Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch circulated in a variety of formats, and often the margins of their texts were loci for extensive commentary and glossing. These traditions of glossing and comme ... More

Keywords: Chaucer, Italy, Boccaccio, Teseida, manuscripts, glosses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199607778
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607778.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. P. Clarke, author
Sykes Research Fellow in Italian Studies, Pembroke College, Cambridge