Five Frames for the Decameron

Communication and Social Systems in the CORNICE

by Joy Hambuechen Potter

Series: Princeton Legacy Library (No. 556)

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Using a fourfold approach derived from symbolic anthropology, sociology, semiotics, and philology, Joy Hambuechen Potter focuses on the cornice, or frame tale, of the Decameron, its purpose, and its relationship to the stories.

Originally published in 1982.

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  • Princeton University Press; July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781400856503
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  • Title: Five Frames for the Decameron
  • Series: Princeton Legacy Library (No. 556)
  • Author: Joy Hambuechen Potter
  • Imprint: Princeton University Press