By Brendan Dooley
Inside a badly broken replica of Straparola's 16th-century paintings, Piacevoli Notti, obtained in a Florentine vintage store in 2010, an inscription is located, attributing possession to a definite Angelica Baldachini. the invention units in movement a chain of inquiries, deploying wisdom approximately calligraphy, orthography, linguistics, dialectology and the socio-psychology of writing, to bare the individual at the back of the identify. Focusing as a lot at the attainable proprietor as upon the article owned, Angelica's e-book examines the genesis of the Piacevoli Notti and its many variations, together with the only in query. The intertwined tales of the booklet and its proprietor are set opposed to the backdrop of a Renaissance international, nonetheless imperfectly understood, within which literature and interpreting have been topic to regimes of keep watch over; and the hot info throws facets of this international into additional aid, particularly in regard to women's involvement with studying, books and information. The inquiry yields unforeseen insights about the good judgment of unintended discovery, the character of facts, and the project of the arts in a time of worldwide crisis.
Angelica's booklet and the area of analyzing in overdue Renaissance Italy is a thought-provoking learn for any pupil of early glossy Europe and its culture.
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Angelica's Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy (Cultures of Early Modern Europe) by Brendan Dooley