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The Resource Chaucer's Decameron and the origin of the Canterbury Tales, Frederick M. Biggs

Chaucer's Decameron and the origin of the Canterbury Tales, Frederick M. Biggs

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Chaucer's Decameron and the origin of the Canterbury Tales
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Chaucer's Decameron and the origin of the Canterbury Tales
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Frederick M. Biggs
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eng
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A possible direct link between the two greatest literary collections of the fourteenth century, Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, has long tantalized readers because these works share many stories, which are, moreover, placed in similar frames. And yet, although he identified many of his sources, Chaucer never mentions Boccaccio; indeed when he retold the Decameron's final novella, his pilgrim, the Clerk, states that it was written by Petrarch. For these reasons, most scholars now believe that while Chaucer may have heard parts of the earlier collection when he was in Italy, he did not have it at hand as he wrote. This volume aims to change our understanding of this question. It analyses the relationship between the "Shipman's Tale", originally written for the Wife of Bath, and Decameron 8.10, not seen before as a possible source. The book also argues that more important than the narratives that Chaucer borrowed is the literary technique more generally that he learned from Boccaccio. This technique, moreover, links the "Shipman's Tale" to the "Miller's Tale" and the new "Wife of Bath's Tale". Although at its core a hermeneutic argument, this book also delves into such important areas as alchemy, domestic space, economic history, folklore, Irish/English politics, manuscripts, and misogyny
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Biggs, Frederick M
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821.1
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illustrations
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index present
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PR1874
LC item number
.B48 2017
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non fiction
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D.S. Brewer
Series statement
Chaucer Studies,
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XLIV
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • English literature
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
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Chaucer's Decameron and the origin of the Canterbury Tales, Frederick M. Biggs
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-261) and indexes
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: manuscripts of the Canterbury tales and Chaucer's access to the Decameron -- Boccaccio as the source for Chaucer's use of sources -- The shipman's trade in three Novelle from the Decameron -- Licisca's outburst: the origin of the Canterbury tales -- Friar Puccio's penance: upending the knight's order -- The Wife of Bath's tale and the Tale of Florent -- Conclusion
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971521732
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25 cm.
Extent
275 pages
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9781843844754
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)971521732
Label
Chaucer's Decameron and the origin of the Canterbury Tales, Frederick M. Biggs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-261) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: manuscripts of the Canterbury tales and Chaucer's access to the Decameron -- Boccaccio as the source for Chaucer's use of sources -- The shipman's trade in three Novelle from the Decameron -- Licisca's outburst: the origin of the Canterbury tales -- Friar Puccio's penance: upending the knight's order -- The Wife of Bath's tale and the Tale of Florent -- Conclusion
Control code
971521732
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781843844754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971521732

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