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He was a friend and correspondent of [[Petrarch]], an important [[Renaissance humanism|Renaissance humanist]] in his own right and author of a number of notable works including ''[[On Famous Women]]'', the ''[[Decameron]]'' and his [[poetry]] in the [[vernacular]]. Boccaccio's characters are notable for their era in that they are realistic, spirited and clever individuals who are grounded in reality (in contrast to the characters of his contemporaries, who were more concerned with the [[Medieval]] virtues of [[Chivalry]], [[Piety]], and [[Humility]]). He was a friend and correspondent of [[Petrarch]], an important [[Renaissance humanism|Renaissance humanist]] in his own right and author of a number of notable works including ''[[On Famous Women]]'', the ''[[Decameron]]'' and his [[poetry]] in the [[vernacular]]. Boccaccio's characters are notable for their era in that they are realistic, spirited and clever individuals who are grounded in reality (in contrast to the characters of his contemporaries, who were more concerned with the [[Medieval]] virtues of [[Chivalry]], [[Piety]], and [[Humility]]).
 +===Bibliography===
 +* ''[[On Famous Women]]'', edited and translated by Virginia Brown. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001 ISBN 0-674-00347-0 (Latin text and English translation)
 +* ''[[The Decameron]]'', ISBN 0-451-52866-2
 +* ''[[The Life of Dante]]'', translated by Vincenzo Zin Bollettino. New York: Garland, 1990 ISBN 1-84391-006-3
 +* ''[[The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta]]'', edited and translated [from the Italian] by Mariangela Causa-Steindler and Thomas Mauch; with an introduction by Mariangela Causa-Steindler. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990 ISBN 0-226-06276-7
 +* Consoli, Joseph P. (1992) ''[[Giovanni Boccaccio: an Annotated Bibliography]]''. New York: Garland ISBN 0824031474
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Giovanni Boccaccio (June 16, 1313December 21, 1375) was an Italian author and poet, best-known for the Decameron.

He was a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including On Famous Women, the Decameron and his poetry in the vernacular. Boccaccio's characters are notable for their era in that they are realistic, spirited and clever individuals who are grounded in reality (in contrast to the characters of his contemporaries, who were more concerned with the Medieval virtues of Chivalry, Piety, and Humility).

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