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Opera in 3 acts by Suppé to lib. by F. Zell and R. Genée. Prod. Vienna 1879, Boston and NY 1880, London 1882.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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... Opera in 3 acts by Suppé to lib. by F. Zell and R. Genée . Prod. Vienna 1879 , Boston and NY 1880 , London 1882...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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... Dante , and a veritable literary testament. Miniature from a manuscript of Boccaccio's Decameron . Paris, BNF (Ms ital. 63, fol. 304 v o ). Genealogia deorum gentilium , V. Romano (ed.), Bari, 1951 (2 vol.). Tutte le opere di Giovanni Boccaccio , V. Branca (ed.), Milan, 1967–1992 (10 vol.). V. Branca , Boccaccio medievale e nuovi studi sul “Decameron” , Florence, 1986. F. Bruni , Boccaccio , Bologna, 1990. Lessico Critico Decameroniano , Turin, 1995. F. S. Stych , Boccaccio in English: a bibliography of editions, adaptions and criticism , Westport...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

...and quip—all this makes of Boccaccio's masterpiece a model of narrative, a human ‘comedy’ to be set by the side of Dante's ‘divine’ one. Chaucer's knowledge of Boccaccio has long been a puzzle to scholars. The two writers may even have met personally (when Chaucer was in Florence in 1372–3 Boccaccio's fame, his connection with Petrarch, and his prominence in Dante studies might have prompted the English author to seek an encounter), but no evidence of this has yet been found. In fact, Chaucer never mentions Boccaccio by name, and at times seems...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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... Boccaccio 1313 – 75 Italian writer , poet , and humanist E infinite volte avvenne che, andando due preti con una croce per alcuno, si misero tre o quatro bare, da'portatori portate, di dietro a quella: e, dove un morto credevano avere i preti a seppilire, n'avevano sei o otto e tal fiate pií. And times without number it happened that two priests would be on their way to bury someone, holding a cross before them, only to find that bearers carrying three or four additional biers would fall in behind them; so that whereas the priests had thought...

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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 the 16th c. as a literary masterpiece, its canonical status reinforced by the imitations of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dryden, Keats, and Tennyson, the Decameron nonetheless retained until relatively recently an aura of disreputability sufficient to dissuade all its translators prior to W. K. Kelly in 1885 from putting their names to their work. The first uncensored translation did not appear until 1886—even then only for...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Giovanni ( 1313–1375 ) Italian author and humanist The Decameron ( 1349–1351 ) ...

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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..., Giovanni ( 1313–75 ) Italian writer best known for his Decameron ( 1353 ), a collection of 100 tales. Among those translated by William Painter in his Palace of Pleasure ( 1567 ) was that of Giletta of Narbonne, used by Shakespeare for All's Well that Ends Well...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Giovanni ( 1313–75 ) Italian poet , prose writer , and scholar , considered to be one of the founders of the Italian Renaissance. His early work, the Filocolo ( c .1336 ), is considered by many to be the first European novel, but he is best known for his masterpiece the Decameron ( 1348–58 ), a series of prose stories which exercised a tremendous influence on the development of Renaissance literature. His poetry includes Il Filostrato ( c .1338 ). Boccaccio was a friend of Petrarch and biographer of Dante . See also Italian...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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..., Giovanni ( 1313–75 ). Italian writer. Boccaccio is now best known for his vernacular Decameron , which refers to many contemporary artists. This interest in artists as individuals achieves added significance in conjunction with the Latin texts on which his contemporary reputation as a humanist rested. Boccaccio , with Petrarch and his followers, initiated the acceptance of the visual arts as the equal of the established liberal arts. Central to this was the insistence on Giotto 's supremacy among trecento painters, a position requiring the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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...nobility ( Ameto , also known as Commedia delle ninfe fiorentine ). His scholarly works include Genealogia deorum gentilium (the founding text of Renaissance mythography ) and a series of commentaries (first delivered as lectures) on Dante , of whom Boccaccio wrote a biography. Boccaccio's finest and most influential work is the Decameron , a collection of novellas which was to determine the conventions of that genre. The narratorial framework ( cornice ) is the flight of ten aristocratic Florentines (seven ladies and three gentlemen) from the...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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..., Giovanni ( 1313–75 ) Italian writer and humanist. His formative years, from about 1325 until 1340 , were spent in Naples. He returned to his birthplace, Florence, in 1340 , and witnessed the ravages of the Black Death in 1348 , described in the introduction to the first day of his best-known work, The Decameron . He wrote a life of Dante and was the first to deliver a course of public lectures on the text of the Divina commedia ( 1373–4 ), on which he also wrote a commentary. Boccaccio's chief works, apart from The Decameron , were: ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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...Boccaccio di Chellino, worked for the powerful Bardi company. He was indeed in Paris between 1312 and 1313 , but Boccaccio was born illegitimately either in Certaldo near Florence , or more probably in Florence itself. His childhood was spent in the S. Pier Maggiore quarter in the house of his father, who had married Margherita de' Mardoli , a relative of the Portinari family and hence of Dante 's Beatrice . It was perhaps Margherita and his first teacher, Giovanni Mazzuoli da Strada, who first awakened his interest in Dante. Around 1327 Boccaccio...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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...Mirror for Magistrates . (See Willard Farnham , The Medieval Heritage of Elizabethan Tragedy , 1956 .) Boccaccio is an important figure in the history of literature, particularly of narrative fiction, and one of the earliest users, if not the inventor, of ottava rima . Among the poets who found inspiration in his works were Chaucer, Shakespeare , John Dryden , John Keats , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , and Tennyson . See V. Branca , Boccaccio: The Man and his Works ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
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...italian ; prose style, latin . Jason M. Houston G. Boccaccio , Tutte le opere di Giovanni Boccaccio , ed. V. Branca , 10 vols (1964–94). V. Branca , Boccaccio, the Man and his Works , tr. R. Monges (1976). R. Hollander , Boccaccio’s Two Venuses (1977). V. Kirkham , Fabulous Vernacular: Boccaccio’s Filocolo and the Art of Medieval Fiction (2001). G. Padoan , Boccaccio, le muse, il Parnaso e l’Arno (1978). P. G. Ricci , Studi sulla vita e le opere del Boccaccio (1985). V. Zaccaria , Boccaccio narratore, storico, moralista e mitografo ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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...Master and Boccaccio’, Stud. Boccaccio , v (1968), pp. 251–63 R. O’Gorman : ‘Two Neglected Manuscripts of Laurent de Premierfait’s Decameron ’, Manuscripta , xiii (1969), pp. 32–40 Boccace en France. De l’Humanisme à l’érotisme: VI centenario della morte del Boccaccio (exh. cat. by F. Avril and F. Callu , Paris, Bib. N., 1975) M. Ferrari : ‘Dal Boccaccio illustrato al Boccaccio censurato’, Boccaccio in Europe. Proceedings of the Boccaccio Conference: Leuven, 1975 , pp. 111–34 P. M. Gathercole : Tension in Boccaccio: Boccaccio and the Fine...

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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..., Giovanni ( 1313–75 ), Italian humanist and writer , author of the Decameron ( 1353 ), a collection of 100 tales told by ten people over a period of ten days during quarantine in Florence. This narrative device, whereby each member of the group must tell a story to pass the time, had provided the structure of Chaucer ’s The Canterbury Tales and some of the stories told by Chaucer’s pilgrims derive from the Decameron . The English poet was also inspired by Boccaccio ’s Il Filostrato to write his Troilus and Criseyde . But Boccaccio’s...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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... Illustrations, Master of the ( fl c. 1470–90 ). South Netherlandish engraver. The name was given by Passavant to the anonymous engraver of nine illustrations in a French translation of Boccaccio, De La Ruine des nobles hommes et femmes , published by Colard Mansion (Bruges, 1476 ). This is the earliest surviving printed book to be illustrated with pasted-in engravings; of the few extant copies, the most complete, which contains eight hand-coloured prints, is in Boston, MA (Mus. F.A.). It is now clear that the nine illustrations are by different hands:...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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... Illustrations, Master of the ( fl c. 1470–90 ). South Netherlandish engraver . The name was given by Passavant to the anonymous engraver of nine illustrations in a French translation of Boccaccio, De La Ruine des nobles hommes et femmes , published by Colard Mansion (Bruges, 1476). This is the earliest surviving printed book to be illustrated with pasted-in engravings; of the few extant copies, the most complete, which contains eight hand-coloured prints, is in Boston, MA (Mus. F.A.). It is now clear that the nine illustrations are by...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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