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Laura Battiferra and Her Literary Circle: An Anthology (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

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Internationally known during her lifetime, Laura Battiferra (1523-89) was a gifted and prolific poet in Renaissance Florence. The author of nearly 400 sonnets remarkable for their subtlety, intricate narrative structure, and learned allusions, Battiferra, who was married to the prominent sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, traversed an elite literary and artistic network, circulating her verse in a complex and intellectually fecund exchange with some of the most illustrious figures in Italian history. In this bilingual anthology, Victoria Kirkham gathers Battiferra's most essential writing, including newly discovered poems, which provide modern readers with a valuable social chronicle of sixteenth-century Italy and the courtly culture of the Counter-Reformation.

About the Author

Victoria Kirkham is professor of Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Series Editors' Introduction
Volume Editor's Introduction
Volume Editor's Bibliography
Note on Translation
List of Abbreviations
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I. Poems from Rime di Madonna Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati
Men Writing to Battiferra
Selections from Le opere toscane, Part 1
Selections from "Rimi Spirituali di Madonna Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati," Part 2
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II. Poems from Other Collections
The Period 1560-1577
Poems of Uncertain Date
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III. Orison on the Nativity of Our Lord
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IV. Letters
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Appendixes
A. Battiferra's Wills
B. Genealogical Chart of the Battiferri Family of Urbino
C. Genealogical Chart of the Cibo, Della Rovere, Varana, and Farnese Families
D. Genealogical Chart of the Medici, Toledo, Colonna, and Montefeltro Families
E. Sources of the Selections and Textual Variants
F. List of Manuscripts and Printed Editions
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Notes

Series Editors' Bibliography

Index of First Lines
General Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226039237
Translator:
Kirkham, Victoria
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Translator:
Kirkham, Victoria
Author:
Kirkham, Victoria
Author:
Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati
Author:
Battiferra Degli Ammannati, Laura
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Italian poetry
Subject:
Italian poetry -- 16th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 halftones
Pages:
493
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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