Aemilia Tertia
25 March 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Is it possible to forgive someone for cheating on you? Many would probably say that it is impossible, or unfair even, but our dearest Boccaccio seems to feel differently about that. The story of Aemilia…

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Flowers of Peace
20 March 2020   |    Floral Friday

Capital "I", illumination from the manuscript "Epistolarium et Evangeliarium ad usum capellae regiae Versaliensis", ms. Latin 8896, f. 33r, 1767-1776, Département des manuscrits, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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18 March 2020   |    Bloody pages

If there is something we have understood about Boccaccio and his view of women by reading his De Mulieribus Claris, it is his love-hate towards strong, vindictive women! Our weekly story is that of Chiomara,…

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Holy Fish!
13 March 2020   |    Floral Friday

"Creation of the Fish", illumination from the "Book of hours by the Master of Charles VIII", Cod. 110, f. 13v, ca. 1495-98, private collection, e-codices.

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11 March 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Are your relatives nice to you? We know it is not always the case, but if you get to know Berenice’s story you will probably think you are lucky! This week, let us welcome the…

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6 March 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a French Book of Hours, ms. Ms-434 réserve, f. 53r, 15th century, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris.

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4 March 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Fancy a cup? You are in good luck! The guest of our weekly Women's Wednesday is Theoxena: a loving mother, aunt, and fan of a good cup of... poison. Theoxena was the daughter of a…

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DANCE DANCE DANCE: the Dancing Mania and other kinds of mass hysteria
29 February 2020   |    Devilries

Fear? Paranoia? Symptoms that seem inexplicable and infections "at first sight"? Nothing new! In the middle of these days' psychosis, Folia Magazine proposes an in-depth analysis of some cases of phantom "illnesses" that occurred during…

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The Greatest Show-off
28 February 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a Book of Hours, Use of Paris, ms. Latin 1176, f. 30r, 15th century, Département des manuscrits, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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26 February 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Another Wednesday, another story! This week we are asking you a difficult question: what would you be willing to do in order to maintain your freedom? In his De Mulieribus Claris, Boccaccio often praises the…

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