Overview:The Italian Romance Epic in the Age of Humanism: The Matter of Italy and the World of Rome - The immense success of the Italian romance or chivalric epic between the mid-fourteenth century and the sixteenth century constitutes a striking paradox. The flowering of the genre, between the composition of Boccaccio's Teseida and the Orlando Furioso of Ariosto occurred in precisely the same period as the emergence of Humanism and the revival of classical culture and literature based on re-readings of ancient texts. The two cultural phenomenon - of medieval, vernacular narratives and the imitation of classical texts, veneration for classical antiquity - seem antithetical. Through an analysis of aspects of both the cultural context and major literary texts, this book shows that the traditional distinction of popular versus elite culture cannot be maintained. The study reveals a process of syncretism and symbiosis through which the romance epic adapted to the challenges posed by the classical revival, absorbing and rewriting elements of classical texts into the tradition of the matter of France and the matter of Britain to create a new 'matter of Italy' - texts which appealed to all levels of society.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603726390-9780198160151. It was written by the following authors: Jane E. Everson. Book The Italian Romance Epic in the Age of Humanism: The Matter of Italy and the World of Rome, which can be read online, published by the company: Oxford University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Criticism, Poetry, Drama. The book was published on 2001-10-04. It has 400 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 668 g. File for download The Italian Romance Epic in the Age of Humanism: The Matter of Italy and the World of Rome has PDF format and is called the-italian-romance-epic-in-the-age-of-humanism-the-matter-of-italy-and-the-world-of-rome.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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