Women, Enjoyment, and the Defense of Virtue in Boccaccio’s Decameron

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  • Valerio Ferme

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

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Providing new ways of reading Boccaccio's masterpiece, Decameron , Ferme analyzes the dynamics between the women who rule the first half of the story. Peeling back the many narrative layers within and outside of the framework, this book unearths the complications and trickery surrounding gender and death in Boccaccio's world and culture.


culture gender identity Late Middle Ages Middle Ages Narrative Ovid women

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