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Author Cavallo, Jo Ann.

Title The world beyond Europe in the romance epics of Boiardo and Ariosto / Jo Ann Cavallo
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 377 pages)
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Contents Part One: Asia -- 1. Angelica of Cathay -- 2. Gradasso of Sericana -- 3. Agricane of Tartary -- 4. Mandricardo, Son of Agricane -- 5. Marphisa, Eastern Queen -- Part Two: Out of Africa -- 6. Agramante of Biserta (Tunisia) -- 7. Rugiero (Atlas Mountains, northern Africa) -- 8. Rodamonte of Sarza (Algeria) -- 9. Saracen Spain -- Part Three: The Middle East -- 10. Boiardo's Noradino in Cyprus -- 11. Egypt: from Damietta to Cairo -- 12. Jerusalem -- 13. Ariosto's Norandino in Damascus -- Part Four: Back to Africa -- 14. From Ethiopia to the Moon -- 15. The Destruction of Biserta -- Part Five: From Cosmopolitanism to Isolationism -- 16. Boiardo's Brandimarte across the Continents -- 17. Ariosto's Rinaldo along the Po River
Summary "This study offers a sustained examination of the presentation of eastern Asia, the Middle East, and northern Africa in two of the most important chivalric epics of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato (1495) and Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1516). Comparing the narratological strategies used to depict non-European characters in these stories, Jo Ann Cavallo argues that Boiardo's cosmopolitan vision of humankind increasingly became replaced by Ariosto's crusading ideology, which emphasized a binary opposition between Christians and Saracens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-344) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533. Orlando furioso.
Boiardo, Matteo Maria, 1440 or 1441-1494. Orlando innamorato.
Epic poetry, Italian -- History and criticism.
Geography in literature.
National characteristics in literature.
Romances, Italian -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442666668 (electronic bk.)
9781442666665 (electronic bk.)