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In another essay that investigates more general features of Trecento piety, Delcorno emphasizes the "amplitude and coherence of the literary manipulation and of the ideological demystification exercised by Boccaccio on the corpus of exemplary literature." "Metamorfosi boccacciane dell' 'exemplum'" in 1989a, 269.
Scanlon's analysis of exemplary literature supports his theory of the increasing 'laicization' of narrative during the period with which he is concerned.
Yet while Kartomi's monograph provides some of the necessary synthesis and exemplary literature review essential to such an exercise, it doesn't take up the critical historical challenge provided by writers from Foucault to Fabian to analyze the ideological character of taxonomic representations.