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Rüegg, Madeline

The Patient Griselda Myth

Looking at Late Medieval and Early Modern European Literature

Funded by European Research Council (ERC)

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    Publication Date:
    June 2019
    ISBN
    978-3-11-062882-1
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    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.

    Details

    viii, 408 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Griselda; Early Modern Literature; Querelle des femmes; Literary Myth
    Readership:
    Literaturwissenschaftler (Anglistik, Romanistik, Germanistik); Mentalitäts-Historiker

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    Madeline Rüegg, Free University of Berlin, Germany.

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