Late Medieval Art, Literature, and Plague” HUM 1 of 1
Week 4 Discussion 1 Option 1
“Late Medieval Art, Literature, and Plague”/ Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
Quote a one (1) or two (2) line section that you enjoy from Petrarch, Chaucer, Boccaccio, or Christine de Pisan, and provide your reason(s) for the choice.
Next, describe the historical significance of the writer whose work you have chosen.
Comment on the degree to which the Black Death epidemic (1347-1350 CE) impacted that writer’s work.
Compare the writer you chose to a specific writer (whether prose writer or poet or lyricist) of modern times.
Late Medieval Art, Literature, and Plague
Chapter 13 (pp. 449-453, 456, 462-3), Boccaccio; (pp. 453-4), Petrarch; (pp. 454-6), Chaucer; (pp. 455-457), Christine de Pisan
Chapter 13 ( 449-451, 458), The Plague
The Plague at http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/black_death_of_1348_to_1350.htm