The decameron (italian title: decameron [deˈkaːmeron dekameˈrɔn dekameˈron] or decamerone [dekameˈroːne]), subtitled prince galehaut (old italian: prencipe galeotto [ˈprentʃipe ɡaleˈɔtto ˈprɛntʃipe] and sometimes nicknamed umana commedia, human comedy), is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century italian author giovanni boccaccio (1313–1375.
Boccaccio's the decameron and chaucer's the canterbury tales will forever be some of the greatest literature that came out of medieval europe who said that they were the dark ages much of the culture we have today stemmed out of this period anyway, this edition is wonderful in that it is a perfect size to carry around without looking like.
Dioneo tells the final (and possibly most retold) story of the decameron although boccaccio was the first to record the story, he almost certainly did not invent it although boccaccio was the first to record the story, he almost certainly did not invent it. Giovanni boccaccio, (born 1313, paris, fr—died dec 21, 1375, certaldo, tuscany [italy]), italian poet and scholar, best remembered as the author of the earthy tales in the decameron with petrarch he laid the foundations for the humanism of the renaissance and raised vernacular literature to the level and status of the classics of antiquity.
Giovanni boccaccio (1313 – 21 december 1375) was an italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of petrarch, and an important renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including the decameron, on famous women, and his poetry in the italian vernacular. Note: in boccaccio's day, chapter titles were really just brief descriptions of the chapter's content (remember those friends episodes like the one where chandler can't remember which sister) for your comfort and convenience, shmoop has thoughtfully shortened the names of the chapters in our detailed summary.
The decameron giovanni boccaccio italian compendium of tales, composed between 1348 and 1353 the following entry contains criticism on boccaccio's decameron for additional information on. Boccaccio is born (july or august) composition of the decameron these (1348-51) are in fact the years of the decameron and we know very little about them we know that giovanni was briefly back in ravenna in 1350, this time on a special mission from the compagnia of or san michele: to give suor beatrice (dante's daughter, a nun in the.