Building A Monument To Dante

Author: Jason M. Houston
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442640510
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`Building a Monument to Dante successfully tackles the topic of Boccaccio's life-long interest in Dante from a novel point of view, interrogating the many facets of Boccaccio's activity as dantista along new lines.' Simone Marchesi, Department of French and Italian, Princeton University --

Dynamics Of Morphological Productivity

Author: Francesco Gardani
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004244654
Size: 74.24 MB
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In Dynamics of Morphological Productivity, Francesco Gardani explores the evolution of the productivity of the noun inflectional classes of Latin and Old Italian, providing a wealth of cleverly organized empirical facts, accompanied by brilliant and groundbreaking analyses.

The Life Of Dante

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429576501
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Published in 1990: This book tells the life story of Dante, the poet and his work.

Encyclopedia Of Italian Literary Studies A J

Author: Gaetana Marrone
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1579583903
Size: 64.74 MB
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Containing almost 600 entries, this impressive 2-volume reference presents detailed and authoritative treatment of the field of Italian literature, with attention both to the work and influence of individual writers of all genres and to movements, styles, and critical approaches.

The English Boccaccio

Author: Guyda Armstrong
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442668555
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The Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio has had a long and colourful history in English translation. This new interdisciplinary study presents the first exploration of the reception of Boccaccio’s writings in English literary culture, tracing his presence from the early fifteenth century to the 1930s. Guyda Armstrong tells this story through a wide-ranging journey through time and space – from the medieval reading communities of Naples and Avignon to the English court of Henry VIII, from the censorship of the Decameron to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, from the world of fine-press printing to the clandestine pornographers of 1920s New York, and much more. Drawing on the disciplines of book history, translation studies, comparative literature, and visual studies, the author focuses on the book as an object, examining how specific copies of manuscripts and printed books were presented to an English readership by a variety of translators. Armstrong is thereby able to reveal how the medieval text in translation is remade and re-authorized for every new generation of readers.

Courtesy Lost

Author: Kristina M. Olson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442647078
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In Courtesy Lost, Kristina M. Olson analyses the literary impact of the social, political, and economic transformations of the fourteenth century through an exploration of Dante's literary and political influence on Boccaccio. The book reveals how Boccaccio rewrote the past through the lens of the Commedia, torn between nostalgia for elite families in decline and the need to promote morality and magnanimity within the Florentine Republic. By examining the passages in Boccaccio's Decameron, De casibus, and Esposizioni in which the author rewrites moments in Florentine and Italian history that had also appeared in Dante's Commedia, Olson illuminates the ways in which Boccaccio expressed his deep ambivalence towards the political and social changes of his era. She illustrates this through an analysis of Dante's and Boccaccio's treatments of the idea of courtesy, or cortesia, in an era when the chivalry of the declining aristocracy was being supplanted by the civility of the rising merchant classes.

Medieval Italy

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135948801
Size: 50.36 MB
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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.