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Alessandro Tassoni

Alessandro Tassoni  

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(1565–1635)Italian poet, philosopher, historian, politician, and member of several learned Academies. He joined the entourage of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza in Rome (1597) and later became a court ...
Anton Giulio Brignole Sale

Anton Giulio Brignole Sale  

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(1605–62).Novelist and writer, who was born into an eminent Genoese family, and held various public offices, including serving as ambassador to Madrid (1643–7) at a difficult period in relations ...
Antonio Vignali

Antonio Vignali  

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(1501–59).Born in Siena, he was one of the founders of the Accademia degli Intronati. His dialogue, La cazzaria (1530/40), both discusses in philosophical detail the prerogatives of different sexual ...
Carlo Denina

Carlo Denina  

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(1731–1813).Italy's foremost exponent of Enlightenment historiography. A Piedmontese, he published his Discorso sulle vicende d'ogni letteratura in 1760 in Turin, where in 1770 his Storia delle ...
Central America

Central America  

Central American children's books reflect the history and culture of the bridge of seven nations (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama) that connects North and ...
concettismo

concettismo  

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An Italian word for ‘conceitism’, or the cult of strikingly ingenious conceits, metaphors, paradoxes, and wit (ingegno) in both prose and verse of the early 17th century. Its most prominent exponent ...
courts

courts  

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Traditionally the power base of a prince and the refuge for courtiers, took on what is now judged their characteristic form during the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Stable ...
Italian Book and Manuscript Collections outside Italy

Italian Book and Manuscript Collections outside Italy  

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The most important are in Great Britain, Germany, and the USA. In London the British Library has some 4,500 Italian incunabula, some 15,000 16th-c., some 20,000 17th-c., and probably an ...
Jordi Sierra i Fabra

Jordi Sierra i Fabra  

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(1947–), multifaceted and prolific Spanish writer. He has published over two hundred novels with all sorts of themes. His knowledge as a music critic and his liking for rock have ...
Juan Ramón Jiménez

Juan Ramón Jiménez  

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(1881–1958), Spanish poet, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1956, whose autobiographical prose poem about a young writer's relationship with a donkey has achieved consecration as a ...
Luis de Horna

Luis de Horna  

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(1942–), prize-winning Spanish painter who participated in the renewal of children's literature and illustration in Spain during the 1970s. De Horna lived in London during the 1960s, where he joined ...
Mambrino Roseo

Mambrino Roseo  

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(16th c.).Soldier, author of a narrative poem on the siege of Florence (1530), and a prolific adapter and translator of romances, many from Spanish originals belonging to the cycle ...
Miguel Fernández-Pacheco

Miguel Fernández-Pacheco  

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(1944–), author who began writing, illustrating, and designing books for Spanish children and adolescents in the 1960s. His work for children's television resulted in the creation of the wired-up ...
Pero López de Ayala

Pero López de Ayala  

(1332–1407) Aristocratic statesman who rose to power after abandoning Pedro I in favour of Enrique II of Castile.His four chronicles of the period 1350–1406 record the incipient Trastámaran dynasty. ...
Petro

Petro  

Pedro, king of Castile (1350–69), known to Spanish historians as Peter the Cruel, was the legal successor to Alfonso XI. The latter, however, had had twins by his mistress, Leonora ...
Virgilio Malvezzi

Virgilio Malvezzi  

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(1595–1654).A Bolognese aristocrat whose family traditionally supported the papacy and the Spanish monarchy, Malvezzi was a prolific political writer and moralist. He spent most of his life in Spain ...

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