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Albertino Mussato and Humanist Prophecy

Brian FitzGerald

in Inspiration and Authority in the Middle Ages: Prophets and their Critics from Scholasticism to Humanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808244
eISBN:
9780191845956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808244.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The work of the Paduan humanist Albertino Mussato is the focus of this chapter. Mussato shared many of Nicholas Trevet’s views on the nature and purview of prophetic inspiration: he turned away from ... More


Communes, Signori, and Empire: (.1260–.1335)

Alexander Lee

in Humanism and Empire: The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199675159
eISBN:
9780191753107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675159.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

In the sixth canto of the Purgatorio, Dante Alighieri lamented the pitiable condition of Italy. Though once the donna di provincie, it was now the ‘dwelling place of sorrow’. Bereft of peace, its ... More


Senecan Tyranny

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Albertino Mussato's Ecerinis, the first tragedy of the Trecento, exhibited the first of many instances of the how the portrayal of certain protagonists and tyrants seems relatively similar across ... More


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