The Englishman s Italian Books 1550 1700

The Englishman s Italian Books  1550 1700

The dedicatory epistle is in Italian , the text of the Briefe Discourse in English ; the Proverbi vulgari section is ... Later collections of Italian proverbs are Torriano's Select Italian Proverbs ( 1642 ) , N. R.'s Proverbs — English ...

Author: John L. Lievsay

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512803808

Category: History

Page: 120

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In this learned and delightful book, John L. Lievsay shows how energetic English printers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries helped to bring the language and literature of Italy into England. His description of how these men, who were not usually troubled by modesty and sometimes not by honesty, capitalized on and helped to create the Englishman's appetite for things Italian will be welcomed by scholars; his analysis of the contents of libraries and catalogues and his commentary on the books themselves will be relished by those who enjoy the scholarship and the gossip behind the collecting and printing of books. In his first essay, "English Printers, Italian Texts," the author identifies the printers and the variety of Italian authors. Torriano's proverbs and Florio's language manuals met a receptive audience. John Wolfe published Pietro Aretino under false imprint, inventing fictional places of publication, and his printings of Machiavelli, suppressed in Italy and not generally available in translation, were highly successful. John Bill, King's Printer, even published an Italian translation of Bacon's Essay. Lievsay then turns to the Italian titles found in library collections of the time, among them Thomas James's catalogs of the Bodleian Library, the bookseller Robert Martin's lists, and the libraries of eminent Englishmen, including those of John Locke and Sir Edward Coke. Lord Herbert's library held a book by "Partenio Etiro," an anagram for Aretino. The work of Tomaso Garzoni has been neglected, but Lievsay revives it in the third essay with descriptions of Garzoni's immensely popular Piazza and Theatro; and quotations from his Mirabile cornutopia—a mock letter of consolation to cuckolds—are evidence of the high spirit of this learned and bizarre man. The essays are based on lectures given at the University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 1969 for the A. S. W. Rosenbach Fellowship in Bibliography.
Categories: History

A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603 1642

A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603   1642

$397 A Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603–1642 1619 -a 3, 3Y3)] SR: no entry. al": TP; al": blank; ... John L. Lievsay, The Englishman's Italian Books 15501700 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1969), p.

Author: Soko Tomita

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351962926

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 602

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A sequel to Tomita’s A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558-1603, this volume provides the data for the succeeding 40 years (during the reign of King James I and Charles I) and contributes to the study of Anglo-Italian relations in literature through entries on 187 Italian books (335 editions) printed in England. The Catalogue starts with the books published immediately after the death of Queen Elizabeth I on 24 March 1603, and ends in 1642 with the closing of English theatres. It also contains 45 Elizabethan books (75 editions), which did not feature in the previous volume. Formatted along the lines of Mary Augusta Scott's Elizabethan Translations from the Italian (1916), and adopting Philip Gaskell's scientific method of bibliographical description, this volume provides reliable and comprehensive information about books and their publication, viewed in a general perspective of Anglo-Italian transactions in Jacobean and part of Caroline England.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Fatal Gift of Beauty

The Fatal Gift of Beauty

Stefano Guazzo and the English Renaissance ( Chapel Hill , N. C. , 1961 ) . - : The Englishman's Italian Books , 1550-1700 ( Philadelphia , 1969 ) . Liljegren , S. B .: " Milton at Florence , " Neophilologus , 43 ( 1959 ) , 133-137 .

Author: Manfred Pfister

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 905183943X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 554

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This is the first anthology of British travel writing on Italy which traces the development of the genre and the history of the British perception of Italy from the Renaissance to the present. As an anthologie raissonn�eit presents the texts in thematic clusters and chronological order, providing commentary and annotations for each of them and their nearly hundred authors (some of them, like Smollett, Byron, Dickens or Huxley, well-known, others virtually unknown, amongst them many unduly neglected women writers). Further features are a substantial introduction to the travelogue and the writing of Italy, more than thirty illustrations visualizing the British experience of Italy, and an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The English Boccaccio

The English Boccaccio

It is an anthology of short stories of French and Italian origin, and a milestone in the English reception of Boccaccio: in addition ... The Englishman's Italian Books 15501700 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1969), 6.

Author: Guyda Armstrong

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442646032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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"The Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio has had a long and colourful history in English translation. This new interdisciplinary study presents the first exploration of the reception of Boccaccio's writings in English literary culture, tracing his presence from the early fifteenth century to the 1930s. Guyda Armstrong tells this story through a wide-ranging journey through time and space -- from the medieval reading communities of Naples and Avignon to the English court of Henry VIII, from the censorship of the Decameron to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, from the world of fine-press printing to the clandestine pornographers of 1920s New York, and much more. Drawing on the disciplines of book history, translation studies, comparative literature, and visual studies, the author focuses on the book as an object, examining how specific copies of manuscripts and printed books were presented to an English readership by a variety of translators. Armstrong is thereby able to reveal how the medieval text in translation is remade and re-authorized for every new generation of readers." -- Publisher's description.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of British Publishing

A History of British Publishing

The Englishman's Italian Books 15501700 (University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pa., 1969), pp. 5– 31. ... (Franklin, New York, 1969). 15. Bennett, English Books & Readers 1475 to 1557, pp. 65–6. 16. Ibid., pp. 70–5. 17.

Author: John Feather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134972968

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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This comprehensive history (first published in 1987) covers the whole period in which books have been printed in Britain. Though Gutenberg had the edge over Caxton, England quickly established itself in the forefront of the international book trade. The slow process of copying manuscripts gave way to an increasingly sophisticated trade in the printed word which brought original literature, translations, broadsheets and chapbooks and even the Bible within the purview of an increasingly broad slice of society. Powerful political forces continued to control the book trade for centuries before the principle of freedom of opinion was established. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the competition from pirated USA editions - where there were no copyright laws - provided a powerful threat to the trade. This period also saw the rise of remaindering, cheap literature, and many other 'modern' features of the trade. The author surveys all these developments, bringing his history up to the present age.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Renaissance Et R forme

Renaissance Et R  forme

HOLE , SANDRA S. ( review ) Jerome Mazzaro , Transformations in the Renaissance English Lyric . 82 . HOY , CYRUS . ... MARINELLI , PETER V. ( review ) John L. Lievsay , The Englishman's Italian Books 1550-1700 , 43 .

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ISBN: UCAL:B3894537

Category: Reformation

Page:

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Categories: Reformation

A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558 1603

A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558   1603

... 3 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954; repr. 1968) Lievsay, John L., The Elizabethan Image of Italy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1964) ——, The Englishman's Italian Books 15501700 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, ...

Author: Soko Tomita

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317188919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

View: 603

Through entries on 291 Italian books (451 editions) published in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, covering the years 1558-1603, this catalogue represents a summary of current research and knowledge of diffusion of Italian culture on English literature in this period. It also provides a foundation for new work on Anglo-Italian relations in Elizabethan England. Mary Augusta Scott's 1916 Elizabethan Translations from the Italian forms the basis for the catalogue; Soko Tomita adds 59 new books and eliminates 23 of Scott's original entries. The information here is presented in a user-friendly and uncluttered manner, guided by Philip Gaskell's principles of bibliographical description; the volume includes bibliographical descriptions, tables, graphs, images, and two indices (general and title). In an attempt to restore each book to its original status, each entry is concerned not only with the physical book, but with the human elements guiding it through production: the relationship with the author, editor, translator, publisher, book-seller, and patron are all recounted as important players in the exploration of cultural significance. Renaissance Anglo-Italian relations were marked by both patriotism and xenophobia; this catalogue provides reliable and comprehensive information about books and publication as well as concrete evidence of what elements of Italian culture the English responded to and how Italian culture was acclimatized into Elizabethan England.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Renaissance Drama 36 37

Renaissance Drama 36 37

6. For collections in which the Quattro comedie appear, see John L. Lievsay, The Englishman's Italian Books: 15501700 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1969), 36, 38, 40, 50. Lievsay describes an additional edition of ...

Author: Albert Russell Ascoli

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810124158

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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Renaissance Drama, an annual interdisciplinary publication, is devoted to drama and performance as a central feature of Renaissance culture. The essays in each volume explore traditional canons of drama, the significance of performance (broadly construed) to early modern culture, and the impact of new forms of interpretation on the study of Renaissance plays, theater, and performance. This special issue of Renaissance Drama on "Italy in the Drama of Europe" primarily builds on the groundwork laid by Louise George Clubb, who showed that Italian drama was made in such a way as to facilitate its absorption and transformation into other traditions, even when it was not explicitly cited or referenced. "Italy in the Drama of Europe" takes up the reverberations of early modern Italian drama in the theaters of Spain, England, and France and in writings in Italian, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Latin, and German. Its scope is an example of the continuing force of and interest in one of the most rewarding, wide-ranging, and productive early modern aesthetic modes, and a tribute to the scholarship of Louise George Clubb, who, among others, recalled our attention to it.
Categories: Drama

Renaissance Go betweens

Renaissance Go betweens

... as suggested by the imprints on two religious poems , published ' In 3 John Lievsay's The Englishman's Italian Books , 1550-1700 ( Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 1969 ) provides a useful , but general , overview .

Author: Andreas Höfele

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110182157

Category: History

Page: 289

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Today's spectrum of research in literary studies is characterized by a sense of openness to the methods of comparative literature and cultural studies, along with a wide range of interdisciplinary crossover. The spectrum Literaturwissenschaft series is intended to be a forum for this pluralistic new model of literary studies. It presents papers that are informed by methodologically innovative, frequently comparative approaches, and whose findings are of importance well beyond the narrow boundaries of national philological horizons.
Categories: History

A Companion to Tudor Literature

A Companion to Tudor Literature

Jayne, S. and F. R. Johnson (Eds.) (1956). The Lumley Library, the Catalogue of 1609. ... Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England. Manchester and New York; ... Englishman's Italian Books: 15501700.

Author: Kent Cartwright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444317229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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A Companion to Tudor Literature presents a collection of thirty-one newly commissioned essays focusing on English literature and culture from the reign of Henry VII in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. Presents students with a valuable historical and cultural context to the period Discusses key texts and representative subjects, and explores issues including international influences, religious change, travel and New World discoveries, women’s writing, technological innovations, medievalism, print culture, and developments in music and in modes of seeing and reading
Categories: Literary Criticism