Playing an Epic Game: Games and Genre in Boccaccio's Teseida delle Nozze d’Emilia

Madison Dickinson Hendren
This dissertation examines the Teseida delle nozze d’Emilia through the lens of its representation of games. The Teseida is a relatively understudied work in the field of Italian studies, although it has received more attention from English scholars, as it served as a model for Chaucer. Likewise, the relationship between sports, games, and literature has received scarce attention in the study of medieval literature. This dissertation asserts that the Teseida’s games are privileged spaces within...
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