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(grɪˈzɛl də)

a woman of extraordinary meekness and patience.
(after a character in Boccaccio's Decameron]
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Reden, Schweigen, Schreiben: Griseldis versus Melusine oder: Von stummer Ohnmacht und beredter Macht', in: Werner Rocke/Ursula Schaefer (edd.
In Assembling Japan: Modernity, Technology and Global Culture, edited by Griseldis Kirsch, Dolores P.
The genus Cyanopepla (Clemens 1861) includes 34 Neotropical species and 4 of them have been reported from Mexico: Cyanopepla arrogans (Walker 1854); Cyanopepla bella (Guerin-Meneville [1844]); Cyanopepla griseldis (Druce 1884); and Cyanopepla submacula borealis Rothschild 1912 (Hernandez-Baz 2012).
griseldis, a species not thus far recorded in the UAE, but the seemingly rather creamy, saturated underparts appeared to count against this.
Twyla Meding painstakingly analyzes Charles Perrault's rewriting (1694) of Boccaccio's Griseldis story in the light of the pastoral genre to argue that Perrault re-dresses the heroine a la francaise, not to imitate d'Urfe's habit de berger, but to create a "glaring anachronism in the topsy-turvy world of Parisian society," as he manipulates and modifies his Italian model and French pastoral to toy "with notions of gender and submission," "revers[ing] the imbalances inherent in pastoral, only to make his rectification always already obsolete" (82).
Western medieval literary versions include Boccaccio's The Decameron, Petrarch's Seniles, Le Mesnagier de Paris (, Le Livre Griseldis (Anonymous), Philippe de Mezieres's Miroir des dames mariees (Le Miroir des femmes), Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Clerk's Tale" in his Canterbury Tales, Christine de Pisan's Livre de la cite des dames.
Historia Griseldis (1373) (7) is a Latin adaptation of the tale that has
For instance, in "The Clerk's Tale" we move from Griseldis at her father's house to her husband (who had cast her off) returning from Bologna with the marchioness whom he is supposedly going to marry:
Griseldis nomine, forma corporis satis egregia (260), "an only daughter .
Nineteen drawings for the 1395 play, L'Estoire de Griseldis (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale MS fr.
Griselda , also spelled Grisilda, also called Griseldis, Grisel, Grissil, or Patient Griselda.
7) Despite Petrarca's statement that he did not intend for women to imitate Griseldis, the publishing history of the story suggests that in fact it was used as a model for wifely obedience.