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  • Orlando Furiosoby Lodovico Ariosto; William Stewart Rose

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando", more literally "Mad Orlando"; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian romantic epic by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Orlando... more...

  • Italian Literatureby Peter Hainsworth; David Robey

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey consider Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, looking at themes and issues which have recurred throughout its history and continue to be of importance today. Examining themes such as regional identities, political disunity, and the role of the national language,... more...

  • Die Päpste und ihre Malerby Roberto Zapperi; Ingeborg Walter

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 21.34

    Die Päpste der Renaissance pflegten ihre Beziehungen zu den großen Malern der Zeit besonders geflissentlich. Durch die Kunst wollten sie ihre politischen Ansprüche der Welt verkünden. Politik betrieben die Renaissancepäpste nicht nur im Namen der Kirche, sondern auch im Namen ihrer eigenen Familien. Sixtus IV., die Medici-Päpste Leo X. und Clemens... more...

  • Frühneuzeitliche Herrscherfiguren im Wandelby Katharina Schöneborn

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 48.83

    Hauptbeschreibung Was verbindet Karl den Großen und Elisabeth I., Nero und Nebukadnezar, Julius Cäsar und Alexander? Dem Leser frühneuzeitlicher Texte begegnen sie nicht nur als literarische Figuren, sondern auch als Exempel in politischen und philosophischen Schriften. In Frankreich bringt das frühneuzeitliche Drama nicht nur eine Vielzahl unterschiedlichster... more...

  • Petrarch and the Textual Origins of Interpretationby Teodolinda Barolini; H. Wayne Storey

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Addresses the aspects of Petrarch research and interpretation: the interplay between Petrarch's texts and their material preparation and reception. This book aims to show how a Petrarchan hermeneutics must be based on an understanding of Petrarchan philology. more...

  • The Art of Commediaby M.A. Katritzky

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 252.00

    Italian comedians attracted audiences to performances at every level, from the magnificent Italian, German and French court festival appearances of Orlando di Lasso or Isabella Andreini, to the humble street trestle lazzi of anonymous quacks. The characters they inspired continue to exercise a profound cultural influence, and an understanding of the... more...

  • L' écrivain scéniqueby Michel Vaïs

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1978; US$ 5.25

    Dans l’ensemble de la production contemporaine, trois ouvres font ici l’objet d’études systématiques : celles de Samuel Beckett, de Romain Weingarten et de Jean Genet. Une interview inédite d’Eugène Ionesco complète l’ouvrage. more...

  • Identity and Ideologyby Julie Chandler Hayes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    The bourgeois drama of "serious genre" was one of the major innovative literary forms of the French Enlightenment, but it has been largely excluded from the canon today. In a study drawing on contemporary and 18th-century literary theory and philosophy, social history and history of the theatre, Hayes presents a reading of the dramas of Diderot... more...

  • Mirages de la farceby Thierry Boucquey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    Establishing the notion of reasonable foolishness and foolish reason as a generic principle of the old French farce, Boucquey's study examines the interdependencies among four key mimetic phenomena: the demented universe of the Feast of Fools festival, the genre of the farce, Bruegel's representation of the world, and the euphoric comedies of triumphant... more...

  • Le Romantisme aux enchèresby Marie-Pierre Le Hir

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 158.00

    Reassessing the theoretical usefulness of the “high/low culture” perspective often found in writings on Romantic theater, this book shows how this dichotomy has obscured the centrality of melodrama as a dominant mode of Romantic expression in post-revolutionary France. The book focuses on Victor Ducange's production (1813-33) in order to... more...