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Decameron


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A work by Boccaccio, written between 1348 and 1358, containing a hundred tales supposedly told in ten days by a party of ten young people who had fled from the Black Death in Florence. The work was influential on later writers such as Chaucer and Shakespeare.

Subjects: Literature.


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Boccaccio (1313—1375) Italian writer, poet, and humanist


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