Boccaccio's Archaeological Knowledge

  title={Boccaccio's Archaeological Knowledge},
  author={Cornelia Catlin Coulter},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={397 - 405}
  • C. C. Coulter
  • Published 1 July 1937
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
IT IS sometimes difficult to realize how recent a development accurate knowledge in the field of archaeology is, and how gradually it has been built up; and it is occasionally worth while to look back and take an inventory of the information possessed by people of an earlier period. Such an inventory should have special significance in the case of Giovanni Boccaccio, inasmuch as he was one of the two most learned men of the early Renaissance, and the information to be found in his writings may…