Giovanni Boccaccio

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  • Giovanni Boccaccio's Response To The Black Death

    the Black Death with three types of fear. They isolated themselves from the sickness, tried to explain the sickness, and/or blamed someone for the plague. Avoiding the sickness seemed to be the most common reaction to the fear of the plague. Giovanni Boccaccio had said in the introduction to The Decameron “almost all of them adopted the same cruel policy, which was entirely avoid the sick and everything belonging to them.” He had said this about those who stayed completely shut-in, away from…

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  • The Tone Of Federigo's Falcon

    Love is a difficult tale to tell. It is the one thing on this planet that could either make or break a person. The story “Federigo’s Falcon” tells of a young man, Federigo, who falls into poverty while trying to win the heart of a girl named Monna. Monna and her son move away to their country estate near the farm in which Federigo lives because of her husband’s passing. Monna’s son becomes friends with Federigo and his prized falcon. Later on, the son becomes sick and requests that his…

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  • How The Renaissance Shaped European Culture

    Renaissance Europe spanned between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries and spread out of Italy. Renaissance means the “rebirth”, so the “rebirth” of Europe. This time in Europe was a time of social and cultural change, and was singularized by innovation and creativity. Examples of this include art, literature and philosophy. The art was centralized around being more life-like and showing perspective. Artists like Michelangelo were able to show better human anatomy in paintings and statues…

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  • Worlds Together Worlds Apart: Public Source Analysis

    The authors of the book Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (2015) is Elizabeth Pollard, Clifford Rosenberg, and Robert Tignor, professors of illustrious Universities, whose work collaborates with important international committees within the East Coast of the United States. The public source is organized around major world history stories and themes, which go into great-detail concerning the fundamental movements and collective enlightenment that have changed various parts of the world, by linking…

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  • Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola's Oration On The Dignity Of Man

    Humanism became almost entirely extinct, though it doesn't completely die out. the existence of the catholic humanist was far and few in between. one such christian was Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. Giovanni played a vital role in the introduction of Humanism into the christian church with his book Oration on the Dignity of Man. the book's main arguing point is that “transcendence into the divine is the highest form of the humanist experience…

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  • 13th To The 16th Century

    when individuals decided to stray from old spiritual tradition and focus on their own personal interests. Art in general in the Renaissance seemed to especially root from the new humanistic beliefs that were carried by important civilians like Giovanni Boccaccio and Thomas More. Generally, the humanistic belief gave individuals the freedom of living a life that didn’t involve ritualistic, superstitious, or spiritual beliefs. Saying this, it was a big change in the Renaissance era that helped…

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  • Humanism In The Divine Comedy

    Which is that they will have no legacy after they die. Overall, Petrarch influenced many writers after him, just as Dante had for him and his work. Giovanni Pico de Mirandola was a significant figure in the history of Renaissance humanism. He was born in 1463 and the prince of Mirandola's son. He studied Jewish, Arabic, and other diverse philosophies. He had a very short life and died in 1494 (Harper…

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  • Mythic Story Tellers In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

    certainly have encountered the Decameron at least indirectly, if not in its pristine form” (The Canterbury/121). The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio is more similar to the Canterbury Tales than any other work. Like the Tales, it features a number of narrators who tell stories along a journey they have undertaken, but the journeys are different. It ends with an apology by Boccaccio, much like “Chaucer 's Retraction to the Tales” (Canterbury Tales), and the apology are in different…

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  • Mortality Vs Black Death Analysis

    Samantha Clark Timothy Hudenburg His 101/023N December 8, 2017 Morality v.s. Mortality: Exploring the Black Plague and Attempts to Prevent its Spread. The Black Death (Bubonic Plague) caused by the Yersinia pestis, a bacterium found in the blood of rats was transferred to fleas which would then pass it on to humans, was one of the largest epidemics in human history. Some historians say it claimed approximately one quarter of the population in Europe and West Asia by the end of the fourteenth…

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  • Representation Of Women In Boccaccio's Decameron

    Griselda a series of questions that exemplify how women were essentially ruled by their husbands, including, “If he were to marry her, she would always try to please him and never be upset by anything he said or did, (and) whether she would obey him” (Boccaccio). Griselda was expected to obey her husband’s requests and to recognize his power over her. As the novella progressed, Gualtieri…

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