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Boccaccio's FabliauxMedieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal$
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Katherine A. Brown

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049175

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049175.001.0001

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Medieval Story Collections and Framing Devices

Medieval Story Collections and Framing Devices

(p.84) 3 Medieval Story Collections and Framing Devices
Boccaccio's Fabliaux

Katherine A. Brown

University Press of Florida

Chapter 3 argues that Eastern frame narrative collections such as the Seven Sages of Rome were being combined with Western stories in medieval manuscripts before Boccaccio wrote the Decameron. The fabliaux anthologies were often repositories of other short narrative collections, such as vernacular versions of the Seven Sages of Rome and the Disciplina Clericalis. More than other types of Western story collections, the fabliaux codices can be seen as prefiguring the combination of different narrative traditions in the Decameron. The levels of organization in the Decameron reflect Boccaccio's combining of the Eastern frame narrative with the Old French manuscript tradition, which also offers a structural archetype for the organization of the novellas and the arrangement of the ten days of storytelling.

Keywords:   Boccaccio, Decameron, Disciplina Clericalis, exempla, fabliau, Filippo Balducci, frame narratives, manuscript study, Seven Sages of Rome

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