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A local habitation and a name : imagining histories in the Italian renaissance

Author: Albert Russell Ascoli
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Focusing on major authors and problems from the Italian 14th and 16th centuries, this work examines the unstable dialectic of 'reality' and 'imagination', as well as of 'history' and 'literature'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ascoli, Albert Russell, 1953-
Local habitation and a name.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011006221
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Russell Ascoli
ISBN: 9780823241231 0823241238 9780823269068 082326906X
OCLC Number: 763156414
Description: 1 online resource (x, 387 pages)
Contents: Petrarch's middle age: memory, imagination, and history in the 'Ascent of Mt. Ventoux' --
Boccaccio's Auerbach: holding the mirror up to mimesis --
Pyrrhus's rules: playing with power in Boccaccio's Decameron --
Petrarch's private politics: Familiares, book 19 --
Machiavelli's gift of counsel --
Ariosto's 'Fier pastor': form and history in Orlando Furioso --
Ericthonius's secret: body politics in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso --
Clizia's histories --
Liberating the tomb: difference and death in Gerusalemme Liberata.
Responsibility: Albert Russell Ascoli.

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