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 Il Decameron
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'The Decameron'

Giovanni Boccaccio

Date: 1349-51

Original Language: Italian


The Decameron is a book of a hundred tales (novelle) told by ten people in ten days at the time of the Black Death, when they decide to leave Florence for the countryside in order to save themselves from the devastation taking place in the city. Each day, one member of the group is elected king or queen and decides the theme of their storytelling.

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Morosini, Roberta, “ Il Decameron”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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