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Love and Sex in the Time of Plague

A Decameron Renaissance

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674257825

Publication Date: 06/01/2021


  • Listening to the Decameron: An Introduction
  • 1. Laughter: Imagining Love, Lust, and Virtù in the Rinascimento
  • 2. Violence: Scorn, Retribution, and Civilized Courtship
  • 3. Sorrow: Tears, Mourning, and Self in the Time of the Plague
  • 4. Transcendence: Love, Sexual Pleasure, and a Woman as Savior
  • 5. Power: The Prince Who Refused to Love, or Griselda Reconsidered
  • Conclusion: A Decameron Renaissance?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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