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Meaning of "Boccaccio" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOCCACCIO

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PRONUNCIATION OF BOCCACCIO

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOCCACCIO

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Boccaccio is a noun.
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WHAT DOES BOCCACCIO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and On Famous Women. As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.

Definition of Boccaccio in the English dictionary

The definition of Boccaccio in the dictionary is Giovanni. 1313–75, Italian poet and writer, noted particularly for his Decameron, a collection of 100 short stories. His other works include Filostrato and Teseida.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOCCACCIO

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WORDS THAT END LIKE BOCCACCIO

Agostino di Duccio
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libeccio
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Synonyms and antonyms of Boccaccio in the English dictionary of synonyms

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOCCACCIO»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOCCACCIO»

Discover the use of Boccaccio in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Boccaccio and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Boccaccio's Expositions on Dante's Comedy
In the fall of 1373, the city of Florence commissioned Giovanni Boccaccio to give lectures on Dante for the general population.
Giovanni Boccaccio, 2009
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Famous Women
The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, Famous Women affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when medieval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views ...
Giovanni Boccaccio, Virginia Brown, 2003
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Boccaccio: Decameron
He emphasizes the relationship between the Decameron and the precocious proto-capitalist culture of Boccaccio's Florence. He also discusses gender issues and the influence of the text, particularly on Chaucer and on the novel.
David Wallace, 1991
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Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 1
This is volume 1 of a three-volume set of Boccaccio’s complete 15-book work. It contains a famous defense of the value of studying ancient pagan poetry in a Christian world.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Jon Solomon, 2011
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The English Boccaccio: A History in Books
Guyda Armstrong tells this story through a wide-ranging journey through time and space – from the medieval reading communities of Naples and Avignon to the English court of Henry VIII, from the censorship of the Decameron to the Pre ...
Guyda Armstrong, 2013
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Boccaccio and the Book: Production and Reading in Italy ...
Focusing on the physical structure and presentation of manuscripts and printed books containing texts by one of the most influential authors of the medieval period, Rhiannon Daniels traces the evolving social, cultural, and economic profile ...
Rhiannon Daniels, 2009
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Chaucer's Boccaccio: Sources for Troilus and the Knight's ...
The introduction is quite superb... The volume as a whole is a worthy addition to a series which has already begun to establish high expectations.' TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT`It reminds us just how good Boccaccio is.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Nicholas R. Havely, 1992
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Building a Monument to Dante: Boccaccio as Dantista
`Building a Monument to Dante successfully tackles the topic of Boccaccio's life-long interest in Dante from a novel point of view, interrogating the many facets of Boccaccio's activity as dantista along new lines.
Jason M. Houston, 2010
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Chaucer and the Early Writings of Boccaccio
Previous studies of the relationship between the work of the two poets have tended to consider Chaucer's borrowings without making a thorough study of the traditions which shaped the Italian writer's work.
David Wallace, 1985
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The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta
A milestone in feminist literature, this marvelous European romance, narrated by a woman, is considered the first psychological novel in a modern language and a precursor of stream-of-consciousness fiction.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Mariangela Causa-Steindler, Thomas Mauch, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOCCACCIO»

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Strong women characters dominate the 2015 Virginia Shakespeare …
Set in France and Italy, "All's Well That Ends Well" is a story of one-sided romance, based on a tale from Boccaccio's "The Decameron." Helena ... «Daily Press, Jul 15»
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Black Death Disease Facts: What You Need to Know About the …
The plague of Florence in 1348, as described in Boccaccio's Decameron ('Il decameron'). (Photo : Giovanni Boccaccio via Fæ/ Wikimedia ... «Latinos Health, Jul 15»
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Painter Seraphine Pick takes inspiration from the internet for her …
Another powerful large work looks like Pick's version of a scene from Dante or Boccaccio's The Decameron, but was in fact inspired by the ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
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Postcard From The End Of America : Centralia , PA
I spent two years in Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio. “The healthcare, too, it's a lot cheaper there. If I had the money, I'd live in Italy .”. «CounterCurrents.org, Jun 15»
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WLV Newcomers select officers
The Westlake Village Newcomers Club celebrated the close of the club season with a luncheon and election of officers June 10 at Boccaccio's ... «Thousand Oaks Acorn, Jun 15»
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Business community worried about the future
"When I got the news (about panhandlers) it scared me, because that's a very bad sign," said Boccaccio, whose other stores are in Peru, Alaska ... «CapitalGazette.com, Jun 15»
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Don't Root for the Game of Thrones White Walkers Just Yet
... medieval masterpieces as Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron, and the works of Plato and the first treatise on ... «TIME, Jun 15»
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Seth Lerer on Voices from the English Past
... the French of the Roman de la Rose into lithe couplets, and the Italian of Boccaccio's Filostrato into the stanzas of Troilus and Criseyde. «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
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Channel Islands Gulls
9:30 a.m. champagne brunch at Boccaccio's restaurant, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 104, The Landing, Westlake Village. Guest speaker ... «Thousand Oaks Acorn, Jun 15»
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STUDENT NEWS
... Adrienne Bey, Katelyn Blashford, Jonathan Blauvelt, Kathryn O'Gorman Boccaccio, Briana Bohrer, Joshua Bollinger, Lauren Bortfeld, William ... «Fredericksburg.com, Jun 15»

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