Tales of the Decameron

Interview with Dr. Hutton, U.C Davis
Interview done by: Kalina and Yuke, May 2012

Tales of the Decameron was a book written by Giovanni Boccaccio in 1353. This was the time of the Black Death epidemic. In The Decameron, Boccaccio relates the tales of 10 people who escaped to a villa in order to get away from the Black Death. Over the course of 10 days, each of the 10 characters relates a tale about a certain topic proposed by one of them, such as wit, practical jokes, and others.
Dr. Hutton of U.C. Davis University has studied this book to get a better understanding of the people's thoughts at the time. She helped us get more in-depth information about the author as well as the contents of the book.