A History of Italian Literature


Richard Garnett (Editor)

Series: Historical Manuscripts

BISAC: LCO008040

This book summarizes the history of Italian literature from its inception to the early twentieth century and analyzes it in the context of other contemporary European literature as well as the literature of antiquity.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Beginnings of Italian Literature
Chapter 2. The Early Italian Lyric
Chapter 3. Dante’s Life and Minor Writings
Chapter 4. The Divine Comedy
Chapter 5. Petrarch as Man of Letters
Chapter 6. Petrarch and Laura
Chapter 7. Boccaccio
Chapter 8. The Fifteenth Century.
Chapter 9. The Poetical Renaissance of the Fifteenth Century
Chapter 10. Chivalric Poetry
Chapter 11. Ariosto and his Imitators
Chapter 12. Machiavelli and Guicciardini
Chapter 13. Other Prose-Writers of the Sixteenth Century
Chapter 14. The Petrarchists
Chapter 15. Humorous Poetry—The Mock-Heroic
Chapter 16. The Novel
Chapter 17. The Drama
Chapter 18. Tasso
Chapter 19. The Prose of the Seventeenth Century
Chapter 20. The Poetry of the Seventeenth Century
Chapter 21. The Eighteenth Century
Chapter 22. The Comedy of Masks—The Opera—Drama of the Eighteenth Century
Chapter 23. The Revival
Chapter 24. The Regeneration
Chapter 25. The Nineteenth Century—Middle Period
Chapter 26. Contemporary Italian Literature
Bibliographical Note

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