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Laura Battiferra and Her Literary Circle : An Anthology - Laura Battiferra Degli Ammannati

Laura Battiferra and Her Literary Circle

An Anthology

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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 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.

Kirkham s hugely scholarly edition and translation . . . performs an invaluable service for the academic community. . . . Kirkham s translations are careful and sensitive, and the parallel text allows the reader of Italian to gain a full sense of the poet's finely wrought style in the original texts. --Abigail Brundin "Modern Language Review ""

List of Illustrations
Series Editors' Introduction
Volume Editor's Introduction
Volume Editor's Bibliography
Note on Translation
List of Abbreviations
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
Poems from Other Collections
The Period 1560-1577 Poems of Uncertain Date
Orison on the Nativity of Our Lord
Battiferra's Wills
Genealogical Chart of the Battiferri Family of Urbino
Genealogical Chart of the Cibo, Della Rovere, Varana, and Farnese Families
Genealogical Chart of the Medici, Toledo, Colonna, and Montefeltro Families
Sources of the Selections and Textual Variants
List of Manuscripts and Printed Editions
Series Editors'
Index of First Lines
General Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226039220
ISBN-10: 0226039226
Series: Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 15th May 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.2  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.81