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Influences of Geofrey ChaucherOf all the prominent Italian writers that influenced Geoffrey ChaucerDante and Boccaccio had the greatest impact on his literary works Thoughothers such as Petrarch also influenced Chaucer none did so to the extent ofDante and Boccaccio Brewer pg13 In the fourteenth century Italy led European culture The most highlyorganized cities the biggest industries the richest merchants and bankers thebest doctors the most innovational technicians the best painters andsculptors the finest vernacular poets and the most learned scholars were allItalian Miller pg125 Chaucer s trip to Florence had taken him to the rightplace at the right time and what he saw in Boccaccio and Boccaccio smentor Petrarch was a major shift in literary history Pearsall pg254Throughout Chaucer s visits to Italy both Petrarch and Boccaccio were alive Though it is possible that Chaucer did not know of Boccaccio it is ofthe greatest improbability involving several inconceivable coincidences Themore likely scenario is that Chaucer knew about Boccaccio possibly evenmet him and aware of Boccaccio s achievements he utilized him as atouchstone Pearsall pg282 Chaucer became very prone to model his work on previous literarypieces by Boccaccio Chaucer wrote the short poem the Falls of Princeswhich eventually transformed into The Monk s Tale by using Boccaccio s DeCasibus as a mold Chaucer modeled The Canterbury Tales and The Legendof Good Women on Boccaccio s Decameron and De Claris Mulierbusrespectively Chaucer also came across Boccaccio s Il Filostrato
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