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Chaucer and Italian Textuality

K. P. Clarke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607778
eISBN:
9780191729546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

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 ... More


Conclusion

K. P. Clarke

in Chaucer and Italian Textuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607778
eISBN:
9780191729546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607778.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This book is concerned with the contexts of Chaucer's Italian sources and how those sources were produced throughout the fourteenth century in ways that offered rich modes of reading material ... More


Dante and Boccaccio

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the highly paradoxical position occupied by ancient pagans, who are considered genuinely and outstandingly virtuous and yet at the same are condemned to Hell. This paradox is ... More


Asinus Redivivus: The Recovery of The Golden Ass

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the rediscovery of The Golden Ass. Evidence of first-hand acquaintance with The Golden Ass exists from the beginning of the trecento. By the middle of the 14th century, copies ... More


Dante’s Epistle to Cangrande and its Two Authors: Italian Lecture

CARLO GINZBURG

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses a new interpretation of an epistle to Cangrande della Scala, a lord of Verona. For over a century, the question of whether Dante wrote the epistle or not has been the object of ... More


Liberality: ‘The Wife of Bath's Prologue’ and ‘Tale’ and ‘The Franklin's Tale’

Alcuin Blamires

in Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248674
eISBN:
9780191714696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248674.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

To be content with ‘enough’ was one kind of virtue; to be liberal with surplus was another. Chaucer found liberality applauded in Boccaccio’s writings. But the classical concept of cautious ... More


The Medieval Heart

Heather Webb

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153934
eISBN:
9780300153941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153934.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies medieval notions of the heart to explore the “lost circulations” of an era when individual lives and bodies were defined by their extensions into the world rather than as ... More


Duke Humfrey and Other Imaginary Readers

Daniel Wakelin

in Humanism, Reading, and English Literature 1430-1530

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199215881
eISBN:
9780191706899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215881.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter evaluates images of the ‘implied reader’, Humfrey Duke of Gloucester, in letters by Italian scholars, The Fall of Princes by John Lydgate, and the anonymous On Husbondrie. It considers ... More


Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Katherine A. Brown

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Old French fabliaux are humorous short stories from the 13th century that resemble some of the most memorable tales in Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron (1348-1351). Yet their humor and ostensible ... More


The Cuckold

Alison Sinclair

in The Deceived Husband: A Kleinian Approach to the Literature of Infidelity

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151906
eISBN:
9780191672880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151906.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In considering the tale of a cuckold, Geoffrey Chaucer's Miller's Tale, and others, in the light of Kleiman analysis, there is a major distinction to be made. Within the character of the cuckold ... More


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