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Boccaccio

(1313—1375) Italian writer, poet, and humanist

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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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The history of Giovanni Boccaccio's Decamerone (c.1350) in the English-speaking world is a curious one. Acclaimed from ...

Boccaccio

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–75) ...

was the son of a Florentine merchant who worked with the Bardi company. Boccaccio probably

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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(1313–75), ... Italian writer, poet, and humanist. He is most famous for the Decameron (1348–58), a collection of a hundred tales told by ten young people who have moved to the ... More

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