A woman as savior: Alibech and the last age of the flesh in Boccaccio's Decameron

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Looking more closely at the clever metaphors in Boccaccio's Tenth Story of the Third Day of the Decameron, especially "putting the Devil back in Hell" and "the resurrection of the flesh," this essay playfully suggests a rethinking of the novella from a theological perspective that makes the female character Alibech a female savior and initiator of a new last age in the service of a playful, happy and loving God as promised in the Book of Revelations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-162
Number of pages12
JournalActa Histriae
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009



  • Boccaccio
  • Decameron
  • Eve
  • Female savior
  • Garden of Eden
  • God
  • Love
  • Resurrection
  • Sex
  • The Fall
  • The Last Age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History

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