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Petrarch and the ‘barbari Britanni’

Piero Boitani

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Petrarch's thoughts on the people he called ‘barbari Britanni’. It charts the humanist's changing view of those whom he initially termed ‘timidissimi barbarorum’ and whom he ... More


Introduction: The Marketplace of Mercury

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter grounds the book’s overall discussion at the intersection of aesthetics and economics in European Renaissance poetry, whose principal actors are Francesco Petrarch, Gaspara ... More


Mercurial Economies

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This concluding chapter sums up the characteristics displayed by the authorial case studies mentioned in this book, reaffirming that the qualities of flexibility, openness to innovation, sensitivity ... More


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