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 Zibaldone Magliabechiano
(879 words)

Boccaccio's notebook

Giovanni Boccaccio

Date: 1342-45

Original Language: Latin


Zibaldone Magliabechiano, named after the librarian Magliabechi, is Boccaccio’s own notebook. Folios 223r-224v contain a life of Muḥammad entitled De Maumeth propheta Saracenorum, Venetus, where Venetus indicates that Boccaccio was copying from the Venetian friar and historian Paolino Veneto. He does not identify which work he is using, and on the ba…

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Morosini, Roberta, “ Zibaldone Magliabechiano”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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