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Boccaccio

(1313—1375) Italian writer, poet, and humanist

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Accolti family

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

The Arezzo family of the Accolti produced jurists, churchmen, and writers for centuries. The family had already produced several distinguished jurists when Benedetto Accolti ‘il Vecchio’...

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Adriano De' Rossi

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(mid-14th c.).

Florentine friend and colleague of Antonio Pucci. He wrote a set of glosses on Boccaccio's Teseida.

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Albrecht von Eyb

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1420–75) German humanist, Eichstätt canon; translated from Italian and Latin (especially Plautus) into German.

Composed marriage treatise, Ehebüchlein, and several Latin treatises.

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Aldo Busi

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(1948– )

is one of Italy's most prominent and prolific contemporary writers. He has also established himself as a media celebrity, famous for his outrageous charm, and as an acute...

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Alfonso Martínez de Toledo

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1398?–1468)

Author of the eponymous Arcipreste de Talavera (1438), a treatise in condemnation of lust, also known as Reprobaçión del amor mundano or the Corbacho, due to the...

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All's Well that Ends Well

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

A comedy by Shakespeare, first printed in the First Folio of 1623. Its close affinity to Measure for Measure suggests that it was written 1604–5. Both plays are generally classified as...

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Alonso de Cartagena

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(1385/6–1456) Son of Pablo de Santa María, chief rabbi then bishop of Burgos following his conversion in 1390.

Following an illustrious diplomatic career, Alonso inherited the...

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Ameto

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(1341–2).

Prose narrative by Boccaccio, interspersed with poems in terza rima, after the example of Boethius and Dante's Vita nova. It tells how Ameto is transformed from rough...

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Andrea del Castagno

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(b Castagno, nr. Florence, c.1418; bur. Florence, 19 Aug. 1457).

One of the most powerful Florentine painters in the generation after Masaccio. Nothing is known of his training,...

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Andreas Capellanus

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

(fl. 1180s),

is usually believed to have been a chaplain to Marie de Champagne. His book De Arte Honeste Amandi (also entitled De Amore) is a handbook of procedure in love in three...

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