New PDF release: Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples

By Matteo Soranzo

Poetry and identification in Quattrocento Naples techniques poems as acts of cultural identification and investigates how a bunch of authors used poetry to advance a poetic variety, whereas additionally exhibiting their place towards the tradition of others. ranging from an research of Giovanni Pontano’s Parthenopeus and De amore coniugali, via a dialogue of Jacopo Sannazaro’s Arcadia, Matteo Soranzo hyperlinks the genesis and topics of those texts to the social, political and highbrow vicissitudes of Naples lower than the domination of Kings Alfonso and Ferrante. Delving extra into Pontano’s literary and astrological creation, Soranzo illustrates the consolidation and eventual dispersion of this author’s legacy by means of taking a look at the symbolic price hooked up to his masterpiece Urania, and on the genesis of Sannazaro’s De partu Virginis. Poetic works written in neo-Latin and the vernacular throughout the Aragonese domination, during this means, are tested not just as literary texts, but additionally because the construction blocks in their authors’ careers.

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