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Consumatum hoc opus manu mey Laurentij Nannis olim de Vgubio. Giovanni Boccaccio, Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta. Four leaves in chapter 8 beginning f. Based on their textual contents, their intended order would be ff. No text is missing. Giovanni Boccaccio composed his Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta between the years of and The text has been edited in a number of modern editions, most recently that of Carlo Delcorno The Elegia was popular in the centuries following its composition and was widely copied in manuscript form.
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Delcorno lists 70 surviving manuscripts, though this manuscript and two others—one formerly in the collection of Cortland Field Bishop De Ricci II. Over three quarters of these manuscripts 55 by my count are housed in Italian libraries, while three are held in North American libraries. Six copies of the Elegia have been on the market in the last century, three of which are now held in public collections and three of which remain in private hands. The text was first printed in Padua in Hain ; Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke and was reprinted in Northern Italy and in Naples in Gesamtkatalog and in Venice in , , and Hain ; Gesamtkatalog A Castilian translation of the Elegia was printed in Salamanca in Gesamtkatalog The work continued in frequent print and in additional translations after A brief collation with the Delcorno edition reveals some slight variations in orthography, but otherwise this careful copy of the Elegia follows the text closely.
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The scribe has twice omitted a word in the transition from one folio to the next once between ff. This unidentified Italian novella recounts a bawdy comic tale of a miller, a young man, and his wife. As in the other manuscript copied by this scribe see Provenance, above , it seems that he is offering an assortment of different types of literature.
The setting in the Marches might also indicate some tailoring of the texts to suit the manuscript's prospective owner. Further research on the identity and contents of this short text is certainly called for.
Giovanni Boccaccio, prominent Renaissance humanist, eminent figure in Italian letters, and friend and correspondent of Petrarch, was born in Tuscany in Certaldo or Florence in , the illegitimate son of Boccaccino da Certaldo, a wealthy merchant. While at the university Boccaccio was able to pursue his humanistic and literary interests, and within a few years he was producing some of his early work in Latin and Italian.
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He abandoned law for writing and moved back to Florence early in , having already produced some works for which he is well known, including the Filostrato c. After witnessing the devastation of the outbreak of the bubonic plague in Florence, Boccaccio would go on to write his best known work, the Decameron , which is a vast Italian prose frame narrative set in the midst of the plague. He continued to write prolifically, producing, among other things, two Latin prose biography collections — De Casibus Virorum Illustrium c.
Boccaccio died in Certaldo in The Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta tells the story of a beautiful and wealthy Neapolitan lady, Fiammetta, who falls passionately in love with a handsome young Florentine merchant whom she calls Panfilo, with whom she embarks upon an extramarital affair.
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Ultimately, she offers her book as a cautionary exemplum to future female readers. The importance of women in the Elegia is evident in other works by Boccaccio as well. We can see this in his prominent literary depictions of women in De mulieribus claris , which adapts the literary model of the collected lives of famous men to recount the lives of famous women. His repeated choice to employ a female narrative voice is perhaps even more interesting, both in the Decameron, which includes a number of female narrators and was dedicated to women in love, and in the work included in this manuscript.