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'Il fior de Pagania'. Saracens and their world in Boiardo and Ariosto

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This study investigates the representation of Saracens in Boiardo's Inamoramento de Orlando and Ariosto's Orlando furioso, a subject that has attracted growing scholarly interest in recent years. Chapter I assesses the degree of realism in Boiardo's and Ariosto's portrayal of Islam and Islamic culture and locates the two poems in their historical context. Bringing to light unpublished archival material and other little-known historical sources, I argue that Boiardo and Ar...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Italian
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Italian
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:11755
Deposit date:
2015-06-29

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