Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2569
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Migiel , Marilyn.
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  • Title: Domestic Violence in the "Decameron" [The author examines Emilia's story about Melisso and Giosefo in the "Decameron." They both receive advice from Solomon who advocates wife beating. The story ends with the narrator Emilia offening justifications for violence against women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts.  Edited by Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn Price.  University Press of Florida, 2002.  Pages 164 - 179.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Boccaccio, Giovanni, Author- Decameron IX, IX Emilia (Literary Figure) Literature- Prose Misogyny in Literature Violence in Literature Wife Abuse in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Cornell University
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0813024420
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