Charlemagne in Italy
The volume focuses on the development of narratives in Italy, from the earliest Franco-Italian tales up to the sixteenth century.
Ed. Jane E. Everson (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Claudia Boscolo.
Contents will be as follows:
- Introduction: Charlemagne arrives in Italy – evidence of knowledge of the literary tradition – in art, popular culture etc. J. Everson and C. Boscolo
- The first textual witnesses from Italy – hybrid forms, franco-italian. The Geste Francor, Entrée d’Espagne etc. –C. Boscolo
I cantari carolingi. Spagna, Aspromonte, Rinaldo etc. F. Strologo
- Carlo Magno, Ideal Progenitor of Country and Lineage:The Image of Charlemagne in the Prose Compilations of Andrea da Barberino – Leslie Zarker Morgan
- Tradition and innovation in the 15th century – Pulci’s Morgante and the anonymous poems of the end of the century. – A. Perrotta
- Mateo Maria Boiardo – Maria Pavlova
- Crisis and continuity – the Carolingian poem at the turn of the 15th to 16th centuries –J. Everson
- From Emperor to Pawn: Charlemagne in the Orlando Furioso – S. Jossa.
- Epilogue: An undying tradition: the afterlife of Charlemagne in Italy – Luca degl’Innocenti