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Petrarch in English:

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political, cultural and religious filters in the translation of the "Rerum vulgarium fragmenta" and "Triumphi" from Geoffrey Chaucer to J. M. Synge
Abstract:

This thesis is concerned with one key aspect of the reception of the vernacular poetry of Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch), namely translations and imitations of the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta (Rvf) and Triumphi in English. It aims to provide a more comprehensive survey of the vernacular Petrarch’s legacy to English literature than is currently available, with a particular focus on some hitherto critically neglected texts and authors. It also seeks to ascertain to what degree the socio-histori...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - Italian

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:49cdf913-cd2a-48c6-bf1e-533052018285
Local pid:
ora:7931

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