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From Bruni to Savonarola: Fortune, Venice and Apocalypse

J.G.A. Pocock and Richard Whatmore

in The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691172231
eISBN:
9781400883516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter is concerned with Florentine thought during the century which followed 1434, when Cosimo de’ Medici established a sixty-year-long rule by his family, manipulating politics behind a ... More


The Medieval Heart

Heather Webb

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153934
eISBN:
9780300153941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153934.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies medieval notions of the heart to explore the “lost circulations” of an era when individual lives and bodies were defined by their extensions into the world rather than as ... More


Politics and Theology in Inferno X

Valerio Lucchesi

in Dante and Governance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

In Inferno X, Farinata degli Uberti provides a curious example of the internecine strife and at the same time of Florence's inability to recognize a worthy citizen destroyed by the schismatic forces ... More


Ezra Pound: ‘My job was to bring a dead man to life’

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Since at least the time of Dryden, a ‘dead’ translation has been a bad one. But during the nineteenth century, poets became interested in the expressive possibilities of a dead style: Browning is one ... More


Renaissance Revisited: Pound’s Foray into Italian Cultural Nationalism

Catherine E. Paul

in Fascist Directive: Ezra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781942954057
eISBN:
9781781384053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954057.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter Two contextualizes and explores Pound’s first participation in the cultural nationalist project of Fascist Italy: his edition Guido Cavalcanti Rime, published in Italy in 1932. Like many ... More


From Amor hereos to Love-Melancholy: A Medico-Literary History

in The Secret Wound: Love-Melancholy and Early Modern Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804750462
eISBN:
9780804767446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804750462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In De amore, Marsilio Ficino's seventh and final speech, considers the kind of love that is the “opposite” of Socratic love, a form of insanity rather than the “divine madness” praised by Plato as a ... More


Epitaph for Guido

John Freccero

Danielle Callegari and Melissa Swain (eds)

in In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264278
eISBN:
9780823266760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264278.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines canto 10 of Inferno, focusing on the character of Guido. The canto is Dante's “hellfire sermon,” the masterpiece of Dantesque drama, unrivaled in the poem for its conciseness ... More


The Documentary Version of Film History

Henry K. Miller

in The Major Realist Film Theorists: A Critical Anthology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402217
eISBN:
9781474421959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402217.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The overwhelmingly negative response of members of the British documentary film movement (the ‘documentarists’), Grierson very much included, to Cavalcanti’s compilation film Film and Reality (1942) ... More


Love in Three Italian Poets Petrarch, Cavalcanti, Dante

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses how the Hegelian dialectic is similar to the dialectical play within the thinking of the Middle Ages when it comes to the conflict between religious love and courtly love. If ... More


Southern Europe in the Sixteenth Century

Peter Mack

in A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199597284
eISBN:
9780191804588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199597284.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses sixteenth-century Italian authors and their contributions to the development of renaissance rhetoric. These include Giorgio Valla (1447–1500), Bartolomeo Cavalcanti ... More


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