Laura Battiferra and Her Literary Circle: An Anthology: A Bilingual Edition

Paperback | May 15, 2006

byLaura Battiferra degli Ammannati

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Internationally known during her lifetime, Laura Battiferra (1523-89) was a gifted and prolific poet in Renaissance Florence. The author of nearly 400 sonnets remarkable for their subtlety, intricate narrative structure, and learned allusions, Battiferra, who was married to the prominent sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, traversed an elite literary and artistic network, circulating her verse in a complex and intellectually fecund exchange with some of the most illustrious figures in Italian history. In this bilingual anthology, Victoria Kirkham gathers Battiferra's most essential writing, including newly discovered poems, which provide modern readers with a valuable social chronicle of sixteenth-century Italy and the courtly culture of the Counter-Reformation.

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Internationally known during her lifetime, Laura Battiferra (1523-89) was a gifted and prolific poet in Renaissance Florence. The author of nearly 400 sonnets remarkable for their subtlety, intricate narrative structure, and learned allusions, Battiferra, who was married to the prominent sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, tra...

Victoria Kirkham is professor of Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:493 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:May 15, 2006Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226039234

ISBN - 13:9780226039237

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Series Editors' Introduction
Volume Editor's Introduction
Volume Editor's Bibliography
Note on Translation
List of Abbreviations
 
I. Poems from Rime di Madonna Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati
Men Writing to Battiferra
Selections from Le opere toscane, Part 1
Selections from "Rimi Spirituali di Madonna Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati," Part 2
 
II. Poems from Other Collections
The Period 1560-1577
Poems of Uncertain Date
 
III. Orison on the Nativity of Our Lord
 
IV. Letters
 
Appendixes
A. Battiferra's Wills
B. Genealogical Chart of the Battiferri Family of Urbino
C. Genealogical Chart of the Cibo, Della Rovere, Varana, and Farnese Families
D. Genealogical Chart of the Medici, Toledo, Colonna, and Montefeltro Families
E. Sources of the Selections and Textual Variants
F. List of Manuscripts and Printed Editions
 
Notes
Series Editors' Bibliography
Index of First Lines
General Index