The essay considers the gardens in the Decameron novellae, distinguishing three different types: those in which tragic love examples occur, those related to events of lasciviousness, and finally those in which sovereigns act. To the latter an analysis is devoted with the aim of showing how novellae X 6 and X 7 can be interpreted as forming a diptych. In these texts the protagonist kings, Charles of Anjou and Peter of Aragon, can show their magnanimity, so that virtue and honor manage to prevail over passion. The happy ending comes together with the marriage between young people, which brings back into the realm of civic norms and decorum the excessive impulses that run through the two novellae in different ways and forms.

Horti civili. Giardini decameroniani tra amore e magnanimità

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2022-01-01

Abstract

The essay considers the gardens in the Decameron novellae, distinguishing three different types: those in which tragic love examples occur, those related to events of lasciviousness, and finally those in which sovereigns act. To the latter an analysis is devoted with the aim of showing how novellae X 6 and X 7 can be interpreted as forming a diptych. In these texts the protagonist kings, Charles of Anjou and Peter of Aragon, can show their magnanimity, so that virtue and honor manage to prevail over passion. The happy ending comes together with the marriage between young people, which brings back into the realm of civic norms and decorum the excessive impulses that run through the two novellae in different ways and forms.
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