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Questions about the works of the Italian scholar and poet Francesco Petrarca, also known as Petrarch (1304 – 1374) and his life as a writer. For works he wrote in Latin, add the tag [latin-literature]; for works he wrote in Italian, add the tag [italian-literature].

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Why does Petrarch's sequence of poems to Laura have three different titles?

Petrarch's celebrated sequence of 366 poems to Laura goes by three different titles. As far as I can tell, they're used interchangeably: Il Canzoniere, The Songbook Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta, ...