Cover

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pp. 1-3

Title

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pp. 4-4

Copyright

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pp. 5-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

Petrarch took no chances. He left us an autographed copy of his Canzoniere. How lucky we are!
The Italian text for this edition of the lyric poems is edited from the diplomatic edition of the Vatican Library's codex Vat. Lat. 3195 by Ettore Modigliani (Rome, 1904), part of which was written by ...

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xxxvi

In the last months of Francesco Petrarca's life, in 1373-1374, nearly all of the goals he had set his heart on in his young manhood had failed to materialize. Peace was remote as war raged not far from the little town of Arqua where he lived (an ongoing conflict between Padua and Venice in which mercenary ...

The Canzoniere

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pp. 1-517

Notes and Commentary

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pp. 521-728

Works Cited

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pp. 729-731

Index of First Lines

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pp. 733-754

Index

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pp. 755-759