Scanderbeide: The Heroic Deeds of George Scanderbeg, King of Epirus

Scanderbeide: The Heroic Deeds of George Scanderbeg, King of Epirus

by Margherita Sarrocchi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226735079

ISBN-13: 9780226735078

Pub. Date: 10/01/2006

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The first historical heroic epic authored by a woman, Scanderbeide recounts the exploits of fifteenth-century Albanian warrior-prince George Scanderbeg and his war of resistance against the Ottoman sultanate. Filled with scenes of intense and suspenseful battles contrasted with romantic episodes, Scanderbeide combines the action and fantasy

Overview

The first historical heroic epic authored by a woman, Scanderbeide recounts the exploits of fifteenth-century Albanian warrior-prince George Scanderbeg and his war of resistance against the Ottoman sultanate. Filled with scenes of intense and suspenseful battles contrasted with romantic episodes, Scanderbeide combines the action and fantasy characteristic of the genre with analysis of its characters’ motivations. In selecting a military campaign as her material and epic poetry as her medium, Margherita Sarrocchi (1560?–1617) not only engages in the masculine subjects of political conflict and warfare but also tackles a genre that was, until that point, the sole purview of men. 

First published posthumously in 1623, Scanderbeide reemerges here in an adroit English prose translation that maintains the suspense of the original text and gives ample context to its rich cultural implications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226735078
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Series:
The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments....................vii
Series Editors' Introduction....................ix
Margherita Sarrocchi and the Writing of the Scanderbeide....................1
Volume Editor's Bibliography....................45
Note on Translation....................59
Cast of Main Characters....................63
Scanderbeide: A Prose Translation Canto 1....................75
From Canto 2....................100
Canto 3....................113
Canto 5....................139
From Canto 6....................164
Canto 7....................179
Canto 9....................204
Canto 10....................223
From Canto 13....................240
From Canto 14....................263
From Canto 15....................274
From Canto 17....................290
From Canto 18....................295
From Canto 19....................313
From Canto 20....................324
Canto 21....................349
Canto 22....................366
Canto 23....................387
Appendix: Excerpts from Cantos 5, 6, 13, and 22 in Italian....................403
Glossary....................427
Series Editors' Bibliography....................441
Index....................455

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