Caro Vitto: Essays in Memory of Vittore Branca

Author(s): 
Edited by Jill Kraye, Laura Lepschy, and Nicola Jones
Publication date: 
1 December 2007
Number of pages: 
335
Dimensions: 
230 × 150
ISBN: 
978-0-85481-142-7
Institute: 
Hardback
£10.00
Description: 

This volume represents the proceedings of the conference in memory of Vittore Branca held at the Warburg Institute in October 2005. Almost all the papers delivered at the conference are included, as well as two additional ones. The essays reflect the breadth of Branca’s interests, from medieval to contemporary, and his ability to relate to scholars at all stages of their careers. The contributions focus on Boccaccio’s Decameron and its later reception, Renaissance authors such as Petrarch and Machiavelli, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writers Vittorio Alfieri and Ugo Foscolo, and a variety of twentieth-century figures including the novelist Cesare Pavese and the poet Eugenio Montale. Branca’s special interest in Venice is represented by papers on Venetian charity and political rhetoric; there are also contributions on his anti-Fascism and philological methods. The volume will appeal to scholars and students of Italian literature ranging from the Middle Ages to the modern era, to enthusiasts for Venetian culture and to specialists interested in Branca’s impact on these fields. 

Contents:

Zygmunt Barański: Boccaccio and Epicurus 

Carlo Caruso: L’edizione Vittore Branca dell’Amorosa visione (1944) e la nuova filologia

Guyda Armstrong: The translated Boccaccio in early modern England

Nicola Jones: The importance of ‘visualization’: re-viewing Branca on manuscript illustrations

Rhiannon Daniels: Materiality and marginalia in Renaissance editions of the Decameron 

Vincenzo Fera: I fragmenta de viris illustribus di Francesco Petrarca

Abigail Brundin: ‘Presto fia ’l mio potere in farvi onore’: Renaissance women poets and the importance of praise

Martin McLaughlin: Translation or rewriting? Beroaldo’s version of Decameron X, 8

Brian Richardson: The scribal publication of Machiavelli’s works: ‘copisti per passione’, ‘copisti a prezzo’

Filippo de Vivo: Rhetoric and government in sixteenth-century Venice: some paradoxes

Brian Pullan: Italian charity and Venetian charity

Gilberto Pizzamiglio: Vittore Branca tra Alfieri e Conciliatore

John Lindon: Vittore Branca, Ugo Foscolo and Sarah Austin

Jonathan Usher: Walter Savage Landor as creative critic of Boccaccio

Enrico Palandri: A proposito di Pavese

Fabio Finotti: Vittore Branca, Montale e Finisterre: filologia e storia

Giovanni Morelli: Vittore Branca e Gian Francesco Malipiero

Guido Bonsaver: Vittore Branca e la fascistissima Firenze liberata

Carlo Ossola: Vittore Branca: le ‘nuove nozze della cultura con la filologia’

Table of contents: 

Zygmunt Barański: Boccaccio and Epicurus

Carlo Caruso: L’edizione Vittore Branca dell’Amorosa visione (1944) e la nuova filologia 

Guyda Armstrong: The translated Boccaccio in early modern England 

Nicola Jones: The importance of ‘visualization’: re-viewing Branca on manuscript illustrations 

Rhiannon Daniels: Materiality and marginalia in Renaissance editions of the Decameron 

Vincenzo Fera: I fragmenta de viris illustribus di Francesco Petrarca 

Abigail Brundin: ‘Presto fia ’l mio potere in farvi onore’: Renaissance women poets and the importance of praise 

Martin McLaughlin: Translation or rewriting? Beroaldo’s version of Decameron X, 8 

Brian Richardson: The scribal publication of Machiavelli’s works: ‘copisti per passione’, ‘copisti a prezzo’ 

Filippo de Vivo: Rhetoric and government in sixteenth-century Venice: some paradoxes 

Brian Pullan: Italian charity and Venetian charity 

Gilberto Pizzamiglio: Vittore Branca tra Alfieri e Conciliatore 

John Lindon: Vittore Branca, Ugo Foscolo and Sarah Austin 

Jonathan Usher: Walter Savage Landor as creative critic of Boccaccio 

Enrico Palandri: A proposito di Pavese 

Fabio Finotti: Vittore Branca, Montale e Finisterre: filologia e storia 

Giovanni Morelli: Vittore Branca e Gian Francesco Malipiero 

Guido Bonsaver: Vittore Branca e la fascistissima Firenze liberata 

Carlo Ossola: Vittore Branca: le ‘nuove nozze della cultura con la filologia’