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"While largely known for the Decameron (c.1351), Boccaccio exercised a profound influence on British and European literature with his Latin De mulieribus claris. Geoffrey Chaucer inserted a translation of the "Zenobia" chapter into his "Monk's Tale," and Christine de Pizan took Famous Women as a starting point for her City of Women. Inspired by Petrarch's Lives of Famous Men, it represents the first biographical compendium of women's lives. Boccaccio prepared 106 brief lives of women ranging from Eve to Joanna, Queen of Jerusalem. Covering both the virtuous and the infamous, his figures are drawn mostly from Greco-Latin Antiquity, though he does offer an account of Pope Joan. While Boccaccio reflects the biases of the Late Middle Ages, he aims to be balanced and sympathetc in his accounts. This edition provides the original Latin with a graceful and accurate translation by medievalist Brown on facing pages, the first translation in almost 40 years. Her efforts are a profound contribution to literature. Highly recommended." --Library Journal

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  • ISBN-13: 9780674003477
  • ISBN-10: 0674003470
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publish Date: April 2001
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.56 x 1.36 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.48 pounds
  • Page Count: 560

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