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Imitation in literary theory and practice in Italy, 1400-1530

Abstract:

The standard works on Renaissance literary criticism in Italy devote little space to the period before 1530; and though they recognise the importance of the imitation of literary models in Quattrocento literature, they concentrate on the statements on imitation by Petrarch and Poliziano, and consider only theory. This thesis challenges that traditional view by examining the substantial contributions to imitation theory made by humanists between Petrarch and Poliziano and by adopting a comp...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literature
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Author
Publication date:
1984
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602332147
URN:
uuid:e712315a-2ea9-4782-a2e2-8fcb204c7dfb
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td:602332147
Language:
English
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