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The world at play in Boccaccio"s Decameron by Giuseppe Mazzotta

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


  • Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375

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Edition Notes

Statementby Giuseppe Mazzotta.
LC ClassificationsPQ4287 .M39 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 280 p. ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2551227M
ISBN 100691066779
LC Control Number85043299

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