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.
Madeline Rüegg, Free University of Berlin, Germany.