Dante and Renaissance Florence by Simon A. Gilson
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Dante and Renaissance Florence
By Simon A. Gilson

Dante and Renaissance Florence

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Dante and Renaissance Florence by Simon A. Gilson

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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. Gilson pays particular attention to Dante's influence on major authors such as Boccaccio and Petrarch, on Italian humanism, and on civic identity and popular culture in Florence. Ranging across literature, philosophy and art, across languages and across social groups, this study fully illuminates for the first time Dante's central place in Italian Renaissance culture and thought.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521100182
ISBN-10: 0521100186
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon A. Gilson

Simon Gilson is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Warwick.

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