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Enrico; Or, Byzantium Conquered: A Heroic Poem (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

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Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653) is, by all accounts, a phenomenon in early modernity: a woman who wrote and published in many genres, whose fame shone brightly within and outside her native Venice, and whose voice is simultaneously original and reflective of her time and culture. In Enrico; or, Byzantium Conquered, one of the most ambitious and rewarding of her numerous narrative works, Marinella demonstrates her skill as an epic poet.


Now available for the first time in English translation, Enrico retells the story of the conquest of Byzantium in the Fourth Crusade (1202-04). Marinella intersperses historical events in her account of the invasion with numerous invented episodes, drawing on the rich imaginative legacy of the chivalric romance. Fast-moving, colorful, and narrated with the zest that characterizes Marinellas other works, this poem is a great example of a woman engaging critically with a quintessentially masculine form and subject matter, writing in a genre in which the work of women poets was typically shunned. 

About the Author

Maria Galli Stampino is associate professor of Italian and French at the University of Miami. She is the author of Staging the Pastoral: Tassos Aminta and the Emergence of Modern Western Theater.



Table of Contents


Series Editors Introduction

A Singular Venetian Epic Poem

Volume Editors Bibliography

Glossary of Principal Characters

Enrico; or, Byzantium Conquered: A Heroic Poem (Prose Translation)

To the Readers

Canto 1 and Summaries of Cantos 2-3

Canto 4

Canto 5

Canto 6

Canto 7

From Canto 8

From Canto 9

Canto 10

From Canto 11, from Canto 12, and Summaries of Cantos 13-14

Canto 15

From Canto 16

From Canto 17

From Canto 18 and Summaries of Cantos 19-20

Canto 21

From Canto 22 and Summary of Canto 23

From Canto 24, from Canto 25, and Summary of Canto 26

Canto 27



 Cantos 6 and 7, and Excerpts from Cantos 8, 12, 22, 24, and 27 in Italian

Series Editors Bibliography


Product Details

University of Chicago Press
Dandolo, Enrico
Stampino, Maria Galli
Marinella, Lucrezia
Stampino, Maria Galli
Continental european
Western Europe - General
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Single Author - Continental European
Edition Description:
Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Publication Date:
9 x 6 x 1.2 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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