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Matteo Maria Boiardo

(1441—1494)

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Andrea Da Barberino

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(c. 1370–1431/3).

Florentine author of the most compendious prose versions of the Carolingian chivalric narratives, which gather material from a wide range of French and...

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Angelica

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1 the beloved of Orlando in Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso;

2 the heroine of Congreve's Love for Love;

3 the heroine of...

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Antonio Panizzi

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(1797–1879),

born in Italy, fled to England as a political exile in 1823. He became in 1856 principal librarian at the British Museum and was responsible for the preparation of a...

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Arthurian Literature

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A large body of writings in various languages in the 12th and 13th centuries and thereafter, recounting legends of King Arthur, his sword Excalibur, his queen Guinevere, and his various...

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cantari

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The generic name given to a range of narrative verse texts from the 14th and 15th c., originally composed, as the name implies, for recitation to music; however, no musical ...

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chivalric romance

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[shi-val-rik]

The principal kind of romance found in medieval Europe from the 12th century onwards, describing (usually in verse) the adventures of legendary knights, and...

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Entrée d'Espagne

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(mid-13th c.). The most impressive work of Franco-Veneto literature, composed for a courtly audience, perhaps at Padua. It is a large Carolingian epic dealing with the period building up to...

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epic

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A long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the past history of a nation. The word comes via Latin...

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Ercole I d' Este

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(1431–1505),

Duke of Ferrara, the third son of Niccolò III d' Este (1383–1441) and the younger half-brother of Leonello d' Este and Borso d' Este. He spent his youth in ...

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Este

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Italian family, rulers of Ferrara, Modena, and Reggio from the late 13th century until 1598, when Ferrara was annexed by the papacy, and thereafter of Modena and Reggio until 1796, when the...

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