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 explores Dante's reception in his native Florence between 1350 and 1481. He traces the development of Florentine civic culture and the interconnections between Dante's principal 'Florentine' readers, from Giovanni Boccaccio to Cristoforo Landino, and explains how and why both supporters and opponents of Dante exploited his legacy for a variety of…  See more details below

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Simon Gilson explores Dante's reception in his native Florence between 1350 and 1481. He traces the development of Florentine civic culture and the interconnections between Dante's principal 'Florentine' readers, from Giovanni Boccaccio to Cristoforo Landino, and explains how and why both supporters and opponents of Dante exploited his legacy for a variety of ideological, linguistic, cultural, and political purposes. The book focuses on a variety of texts, both Latin and vernacular, in which reference was made to Dante, from commentaries to poetry, from literary lives to letters, from histories to dialogues.

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

Pt. ICompeting cults : the legacy of the Trecento and the impact of humanism, 1350-1430
1Boccaccio and Petrarch21
2Florentine humanism and vernacular culture : perspectives on Dante, 1375-143054
Pt. IINew directions and the rise of the vernacular, 1430-1481
3Dante as a civic and linguistic model, 1430-144197
4Dante and Florentine vernacular humanism : critical judgements and literary experiments132
Pt. IIICristoforo Landino and his Comento sopra la Comedia (1481)
5Cristoforo Landino on Dante and Florence : the prologue to the Comento163
6Tradition and innovation in Cristoforo Landino's Comento : platonism, natural science, and classicism194

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