Week 10: Boccaccio's Decameron

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The Decameron Web at Brown University is the best place to start. You will find English and Italian versions of the text there, along with lots of background information of all kinds. (The English translation is the admittedly old-fashioned one by Rigg, the same one used in the readings for this week.) There is a very clean and easy to read Italian text online at the CRS4 site in Sardegna.

Richard Hooker's translation of an essay on Boccaccio and the Black Death.

There is a Boccaccio biography in the Catholic Encyclopedia online.

See a live webcam picture from Florence Italy.

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