Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity

Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity

by R. Edwards


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Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity by R. Edwards

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333970089
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/17/2001
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 223
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)
Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)

About the Author

Robert R. Edwards is Distinguished Professor of English and comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University.

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