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Geoffrey Chaucer and Dante Alighieri

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

Geoffrey Chaucer and Dante Alighieri

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

This lecture explores interesting parallels in the work and thought of two literary geniuses. Contemplate the range of Dante and Chaucer’s writings, highlighting Dante’s Divine Comedy and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and observe how the two authors employed a literary strategy that allowed them to speak about every level and aspect of society.

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