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

Dante and Renaissance Florence

bySimon A. Gilson

Paperback | January 18, 2009

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Simon Gilson examines Dante's reception in Florence in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when Dante was represented, commemorated and debated in a variety of ways. Paying particular attention to Dante's influence on major authors such as Boccaccio and Petrarch, Italian humanism, and civic identity and popular culture in Florence, Gilson ranges across literature, philosophy and art, languages and social groups.
Title:Dante and Renaissance FlorenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:January 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521100186

ISBN - 13:9780521100182


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Competing Cults: the Legacy of the Trecento and the Impact of Humanism, 1350-1430: 1. Boccaccio and Petrarch; 2. Florentine humanism and vernacular culture: perspectives on Dante, 1375-1430; Part II. New Directions and the Rise of the Vernacular, 1430-1481: 3. Dante as a civic and linguistic model, 1430-1441; 4. Dante and Florentine vernacular humanism: critical judgments and literary experiments; Part III. Cristoforo Landino and his Comento sopra la Comedia (1481): 5. Cristoforo Landino on Dante and Florence: the prologue to the Comento; 6. Tradition and innovation in Cristoforo Landino's Comento: platonism, natural science and classicism; Conclusion; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Dante and Renaissance Florence testifies eloquently to the richness of the subject of Dante's reception history. Drawing on studies by literature specialists and intellectual and cultural historians, Gilson's book complements well earlier studies of Dante's varying fortunes in thsi period." - Deborah Park, University of Virginia