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

Martin McLaughlin, Letizia Panizza, and Peter Hainsworth (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Petrarch was Italy's second most famous writer (after Dante), and indeed from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries he was much better known and more influential in English literature than Dante. ... More


Nineteenth-century British Biographies of Petrarch

Martin Mclaughlin

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/9780197264133.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter documents the extraordinary enthusiasm for biographies of Petrarch in Great Britain in the three-quarters of a century between 1775 and 1850. It explains that during the late eighteenth ... More


Greece and the Regeneration of the Mediterranean

Maurizio Isabella

in Risorgimento in Exile: Italian Émigrés and the Liberal International in the Post-Napoleonic Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570676
eISBN:
9780191721991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570676.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter assesses the distinctive features of the exiles' Philhellenism as compared to its British and continental versions. It considers the contrasting in attitudes of Italian exiles and ... More


English Institutions and Italian Freedom

Maurizio Isabella

in Risorgimento in Exile: Italian Émigrés and the Liberal International in the Post-Napoleonic Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570676
eISBN:
9780191721991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570676.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the impact that English politics and institutions had on Risorgimento liberalism. It argues that the exiles' observations can be seen as the foundation of Risorgimento ... More


Introduction: The archetype of all modern poetry’

Ralph Pite

in The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In 1819, Thomas Love Peacock observed that Dante had been increasingly included in required readings and this sudden emergence in Dante's popularity he thought may be attributed to the influential ... More


Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Joseph Luzzi

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores Italian Romanticism and the modern myth of Italy. Ranging across European and international borders, the book examines the metaphors, facts, and fictions about Italy that were born ... More


Italy as Woman and Wound, Dante to Leopardi

Joseph Luzzi

in Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes the original statue of Foscolo, Zulimo Rossellini's funereal monument, which depicts the poet on his deathbed surrounded by his muses. The literary iconography of this original ... More


Expatriate Poetics: Foscolo and the British Public

Nick Havely

in Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199212446
eISBN:
9780191789472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212446.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins by considering Foscolo’s self-presentation as exile, and the ways in which his poetic (and exiled) predecessor contributed to that image. It then focuses upon some of the cultural ... More


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