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  • Record Number: 17316
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Morse , Charlotte Cook.
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  • Title: What to Call Petrarch’s Griselda [The story about Griselda appears in many medieval manuscripts and early printed editions, but each version is unique, with different introductory and concluding rubrics (headings and titles). These rubrics provide insights into the variety of ways early scribes and readers read the story: it could be read as a myth, history, fable, or exemplum. A bibliography lists 188 manuscripts containing Petrarch’s Latin Griselda story. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Uses of manuscripts in literary studies: essays in memory of Judson Boyce Allen.  Edited by Charlotte Cook Morse, Penelope Reed Doob, and Marjorie Curry WoodsStudies in medieval culture.  Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1992.  Pages 263 - 303.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Griselda, Literary Figure Latin Literature Literary Genres Literature- Prose Manuscripts Petrarca, Francesco, Poet- Letters Readers Scribes Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13, 16
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Cambridge, Peterhouse 81. ff. 185r-187v. Contains Petrarch’s Latin Griselda story under the title “Historia Griseldis.”
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1879288133
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