PLAYING THROUGH THE BLACK PLAGUE
After the Black Death Boccaccio penned the Decameron, in which 10 youths flee Florence and tell each other witty, bawdy and tragic tales. 200 years later, Queen Marguerite de Navarre composed a French version, the Heptaméron. Both address the timeless questions of life, love and loss. We'll use the UO Library’s rich holdings in rare books to understand Boccaccio’s reception in the Renaissance. Lunch and book included.
Days:Saturday, 10:00am - 2pm
Where:Knight Library Browsing Room
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Last Updated: November 5th, 2012