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Ragioni d'amore

Le donne nel Decameron
  • Luigi Totaro,

The text proposes a re-reading of the Decameron concentrating on the female figures "forced", as the Proem says, "by will, by pleasures, by commandments of fathers, mothers, brothers and husbands" in their attempts to open spaces of their own lives. The possession of women's bodies, part of the family patrimony in the social context guided by trading aims, is an instrument of violence that characterises all social relationships, and that Boccaccio indicates as the cause of God's wrath that exploded in the plague of 1348. But it also becomes a tool for women when they decide with all the ambiguity that the context required (even to the author) to re-appropriate it to make it a weapon of revenge, an occasion for joy or a gift of love.

  • Keywords:
  • Letteratura,
  • Letteratura italiana,
  • Donne,
  • Decameron,
  • Giovanni Boccaccio,
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Luigi Totaro

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8051-7696

Luigi Totaro is Professor of Modern History and Computer Science and History at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of the University of Florence. Among his scientific publications: Pio II nei suoi Commentarii, Bologna Pàtron, 1978; Enea Silvio Piccolomini-papa Pio II, I Commentarii, (critical edition and Italian translation by L. Totaro), Milan Adelphi, 1984 (2004, 2nd expanded edition).
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Ragioni d'amore

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Le donne nel Decameron

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Luigi Totaro

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2005

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Studi e saggi

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