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Laurentian thesis

The Laurentian thesis responded to the continentalist implications of the frontier thesis by arguing that Canada was founded on an east–west axis—at the heart of which was the St Lawrence ...

Italy, Poetry of

Italy, Poetry of   Reference library

T. Wlassics, C. Kleinhenz, and E. Livorni

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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12,262 words

...for the cultural rebirth of the 13th and 14th cs. During this period, the autonomous existence of the Neo-Lat. langs. became evident. The first documents of It. lang. and lit.—from the doubtful Indovinello veronese (Veronese Riddle, 9th c.) and the Ritmo laurenziano (Laurentian Verse, ca. 1150 ) to St. Francis’s “Hymn,” Jacopone’s poems, and the Sicilian and Tuscan love lyrics—should be examined in the light of three conditioning facts: (1) the political conformation of the It. Peninsula—the constant tension between temporal and ecclesiastical power...

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