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  • Collection: The Little Hours (2017)

Decamerone. Precede- Girolamo Squarzafico- Vita di Boccaccio.jpg
This edition of The Decameron (c.1492) shows an illustration of the ten narrators of the stories included in the book, told over the course of ten days. The narrators include seven women and their three male companions. The ten are seated in what…

Decameron (Les cent nouvelles) .jpg
This French edition of The Decameron (c. 1473-1483) includes an illustration of this French translation being presented to Jean, Duke of Berry (1340-1416), who is dressed in red and gold. The man in blue, Laurent de Premierfait (1380-1418) is…

The filmmakers behind The Little Hours (2017) drew inspiration from The Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio; specifically, stories one and two told on the third day. The Decameron was written in the mid-fourteenth century and focuses on a group of…

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The Little Hours opens with what seems to be a peaceful and pious nun leading a lost donkey through a serene wilderness back to her abbey. Yet, not even five minutes in, the idea that this is going to be a film depicting the day-to-day lives of…
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