“France’s First Fairy Tales” offers evidence for a broad distribution of Straparola’s tale collection in France, based on their widespread publication there between 1560 and 1615. No evidence for magic narratives as Straparola presented them exists in France that cannot be traced to print distribution. Copious evidence also links Straparola’s restoration and rise tales with Europe’s subsequent French fairy-tale authors and the tradition of magic and fairy-tale weddings, which provided the basis for Europe’s burgeoning repertoire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Bottigheimer, Ruth B.. "France’s First Fairy Tales: The Restoration and Rise Narratives of Les facetieuses nuictz du Seigneur François Straparole." Marvels & Tales 19.1 (2005). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol19/iss1/3>.