I’m studying and need help with a Social Science question to help me learn.
The tales excerpted from Boccaccio’s Decameron in our book reflect contemporary attitudes toward women. The first tale describes the illicit escapades that a monk and his abbot each have with a young woman. The second tale tells the story of a noble woman found guilty of adultery. In what ways do these tales suggest the contradictory and disenfranchised position of women in fourteenth-century Italy? Cite examples from the text to support your answer.
Keep in mind that Christine De Pizan will provide a lot of insight on this question.
The book is : Janetta Rebold Benton and Robert DiYanni, Arts and Culure: An Introduction to the Humanities, Volume 1 (4th edition).