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The New Middle Ages

Boccaccio’s Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissance

Authors: Grudin, M.

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About this book

Boccaccio's  Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissance  demonstrates that Boccaccio's puzzling masterpiece takes on organic consistency when viewed as an early modern adaptation of a pre-Christian, humanistic vision.

About the authors

Author Michaela Paasche Grudin: Michaela Paasche Grudin is Professor Emerita at Lewis and Clark College, USA. Author Robert Grudin: Robert Grudin is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon, USA.

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"Boccaccio scholars and all readers interested in the Decameron who are tempted to dismiss this study for its title's last words - the Ciceronian Renaissance in the Decameron - should take heed: This substantial volume by Michaela Paasche and Robert Grudin, a wife and husband team of scholars, succeeds in offering what many other studies of comparable length have failed to do, namely, a comprehensive analysis of Boccaccio's masterpiece in its entirety from a novel perspective, which is appealing and which explains many challenging elements of Boccaccio's masterpiece." - Annali d'Italianistica

"By exposing Boccaccio's debt to Cicero, Grudin and Grudin offer a fresh and thought-provoking contribution to Decameron studies." - Speculum


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Cicero and the Decameron

    Grudin, Michaela Paasche (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Ingegno—The Individual and Authority: Decameron, Day I

    Grudin, Michaela Paasche (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • Ingegno—Wit as the Soul of Action: Day II

    Grudin, Michaela Paasche (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

  • Ingegno—Wit as Misdirection and Iconoclasm: Day III

    Grudin, Michaela Paasche (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

  • Reason’s Debt to Passion: Day IV

    Grudin, Michaela Paasche (et al.)

    Pages 55-65

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Hardcover $105.00
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Softcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-34394-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Boccaccio’s Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissance
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Michaela Paasche Grudin and Robert Grudin
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-05684-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137056849
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34112-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34394-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 186
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