Skip to content →

The Patient Griselda Myth in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature

English | EPUB | 2019 | 408 Pages | ISBN : 3110628708 | 3.2 MB

From the 14th until the 19th century the last novella of Boccaccio’s Decameron, also known as the Griselda story, has been translated and adapted countless times in many European languages. This story’s success can be explained by considering it a myth and analysing how this myth engages with contemporary discourses, such as the definition of the ideal wife, the querelle des femmes, the socio-political consequences of social exogamy, and tyranny.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Published in Cultures / Languages


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *