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Famous Women by Giovanni Boccaccio
Book DescriptionThe more than 100 women whose life stories make up this volume range from the exemplary to the notorious, from historical and mythological figures to Renaissance contemporaries of its author, the master storyteller Giovanni Boccaccio. The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, "Famous Women" affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when mediaeval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential. Virginia Brown's translation, commissioned for the I Tatti Renaissance Library, is the first English edition based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674011304
(203mm x 133mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Giovanni Boccaccio
Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 2, Hardback (July 2017)
Much more than a mere compilation of pagan myths, Boccaccio's Genealogy of the Pagan Gods incorporates hundreds of excerpts from and comments on ancient poetry. It is both the most ambitious work of literary scholarship of the early Renaissance and a demonstration to contemporaries of the moral and cultural value of studying ancient poetry.
Decameron, Paperback (November 2015)
"If you want the true, mixed, fourteenth-century book that Boccaccio wrote, choose Rebhorn."-Joan Acocella, The New Yorker
Tales from the Decameron, Paperback (October 2015)
Includes tales as 'Isabella and the Pot of Basil' (famously adapted by Keats) and 'Patient Griselda' alongside many boisterous and daring stories featuring faithless wives, philandering priests and curious nuns.
Mrs Rosie and the Priest, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Giovanni Boccaccio
Contains four provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests.
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Author Biography - Giovanni Boccaccio
VIRGINIA BROWN is Senior Fellow, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto.
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