What were the controversies of Giovanni Boccaccio?Posted by: admin / Category: giovanni
i am doing a religion project on Giovanni Boccaccio… and i cannot find any information on the net about his controversies, and his contributions to the Church (catholic)… thanks!
The implications of his treatment of the plague in the Decameron probably could be called a controversy, the stories told by the characters [who were visiting abandoned estates, enjoying themselves making free within enclaves of chaos going on around them.
But of course he was a humanist, also, focusing away from the concerns involving religion and God and toward the present and the living of it. Not politically correct at the time.