Dante and Renaissance Florence

Dante and Renaissance Florence

by Simon A. Gilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521841658

ISBN-13: 9780521841658

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Simon Gilson examines Dante's reception in Florence in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when Dante was represented, commemorated and debated in a variety of ways. Paying particular attention to Dante's influence on major authors such as Boccaccio and Petrarch, Italian humanism, and civic identity and popular culture in Florence, Gilson ranges across

Overview

Simon Gilson examines Dante's reception in Florence in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when Dante was represented, commemorated and debated in a variety of ways. Paying particular attention to Dante's influence on major authors such as Boccaccio and Petrarch, Italian humanism, and civic identity and popular culture in Florence, Gilson ranges across literature, philosophy and art, languages and social groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521841658
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #56
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Competing Cults: the Legacy of the Trecento and the Impact of Humanism, 1350–1430: 1. Boccaccio and Petrarch; 2. Florentine humanism and vernacular culture: perspectives on Dante, 1375–1430; Part II. New Directions and the Rise of the Vernacular, 1430–1481: 3. Dante as a civic and linguistic model, 1430–1441; 4. Dante and Florentine vernacular humanism: critical judgments and literary experiments; Part III. Cristoforo Landino and his Comento sopra la Comedia (1481): 5. Cristoforo Landino on Dante and Florence: the prologue to the Comento; 6. Tradition and innovation in Cristoforo Landino's Comento: platonism, natural science and classicism; Conclusion; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.

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