BOCCACCIO AT 700: TALES AND AFTERLIVES AN INTRODUCTION Olivia Holmes and Dana E. Stewart The articles in this issue of Mediaevalia stem primarily from the plenary addresses at the April 2013 conference “Boccaccio at 700: Medieval Contexts and Global Intertexts,” hosted by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Binghamton University, in honor of the seven hundredth anniversary of the birth of Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). In keeping with the collaborative spirit of CEMERS, this conference was conceived as an interdisciplinary forum in which to rethink all aspects of the great Italian writer’s work, as well as the numerous fields touched by his legacy. In the course of his lifetime, Boccaccio was a merchant-banker, courtier, scribe, philologist, mythographer, geographer, literary scholar, social critic, lecturer, cleric, and ambassador of the Florentine republic, as well as fiction writer, biographer, and poet. No historical figure could serve better as fulcrum for a multidisciplinary examination of the manifold economic and cultural innovations, of the extraordinary fusion of commerce and aesthetics, that took place in late medieval and early modern Europe. The essays here cover an even longer time span, however, ranging from Boccaccio’s classical and medie- val sources to his lasting influence on
Mediaevalia – State University of New York Press
Published: Sep 26, 2014
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