Sep 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies 
    
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ARGS 812 - Boccaccio’s “Decammeron”

3 credits
Another aspect of the medieval mind is gloriously expressed in Boccaccio’s magnificent collection of 100 short stories, or novella.   In the midst of the raging Black Death in mid-14th-century Florence, Boccaccio gathers ten young aristocratic men and women to pass their time in exile by telling stories, many ribald and risqué, but all of them enormously entertaining.  Anyone who is interested in the development of the novella will want to read this astonishing collection.



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