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Gerusalemme liberata

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(1581). Epic poem in twenty cantos by Torquato Tasso, based on the conquest of Jerusalem by the Crusaders in 1099. It describes successive stages of the siege, including the ...

Gerusalemme liberata

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... liberata ( 1581 ). Epic poem in twenty cantos by Torquato Tasso , based on the conquest of Jerusalem by the Crusaders in 1099 . It describes successive stages of the siege, including the election of the leader Goffredo (the historical Godefroy de Bouillon) and the arrival of the Christian forces before the city, the expedition to an enchanted wood to cut timber for a siege-tower, which is set on fire by the defenders, and the final successful assault. A variety of episodes, mainly of an amorous nature, complement the military action. The...

Gerusalemme liberata

Gerusalemme liberata  

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(1581).Epic poem in twenty cantos by Torquato Tasso, based on the conquest of Jerusalem by the Crusaders in 1099. It describes successive stages of the siege, including the election ...
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28 The History of the Book in Italy   Reference library

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...questioned; it also proved to be a commercial success for publishers such as *Giolito and Valgrisi, who turned out editions in multiple *formats augmented with illustrations, commentaries, and other sorts of paratext. In the 1580s it was temporarily eclipsed by the Gerusalemme Liberata , initially entitled Il Goffredo , which contained a poetical, allegorical account of the First Crusade that profoundly influenced other European writers. Its author, Torquato Tasso, can claim to be the first genuine pan-Italian writer, since in childhood he travelled...

Erminia

Erminia  

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One of the heroines of Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata.
Clorinda

Clorinda  

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One of the heroines of Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata.
Goffredo

Goffredo  

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The leader of the Crusader army in Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata.
Italian Epic and Romance: Tasso

Italian Epic and Romance: Tasso  

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Torquato Tasso departed from Carolingian and Arthurian legends and chose instead the story of the First Crusade as the subject of his once immensely popular poem Gerusalemme liberata (1580–1, ...
Tancredi

Tancredi  

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Christian champion in Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata.
Camillo Pellegrino

Camillo Pellegrino  

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(c. 1527–1603),stirred up a furious literary debate with his Il Carrafa o vero della epica poesia (1584), in which he praised Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata at the expense of ...
Gian Vincenzo Imperiale

Gian Vincenzo Imperiale  

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(1582–1648).Hedonistic and elegant Genoese nobleman, art collector, and man of letters. His literary works include the ‘argomenti’ of the 1604 Genoese edition of Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme ...
Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda  

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Dramatic madrigal by Monteverdi to text by Tasso (verses 52–68 of Canto XII of Gerusalemme liberata). Prod. Venice (Palazza di Girolamo Mocenigo) 1624. Pub. 1638 in Madrigali guerrieri e amorosi. ...
Rinaldo

Rinaldo  

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Opera in three acts by Handel to a libretto by Giacomo Rossi based on an outline by Aaron Hill after Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata (1581) (London, 1711); Handel revised it substantially ...
Tancredi

Tancredi  

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Opera (melodramma eroico) in 2 acts by Rossini to lib. by Rossi after Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata (1575) and Voltaire's Tancrède (1760). Comp. 1812. Prod. Venice 1813, London 1820, NY 1825.
Rinaldo

Rinaldo  

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First figures under the latter name in the Charlemagne cycle of legends as the eldest of the Four Sons of Aymon, who were first the enemies of Charlemagne but later pardoned on condition that Renaud ...
Armida

Armida  

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Dramma eroico in three acts by Joseph Haydn to a libretto by Nunziato Porta, after Torquato Tasso's epic poem Gerusalemme liberata; Eszterháza, 26 February 1784.The original cast featured Matilde ...
Armide

Armide  

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Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts by Jean‐Baptiste Lully to a libretto by Philippe Quinault after Torquato Tasso's epic poem Gerusalemme liberata; Paris, Opéra, 15 February 1686.Singers ...
Heliodorus

Heliodorus  

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Greek novelist. His ten-book Ethiopian Story of Theagenes and Charicleia (Aithiopika ta peri Theagenēn kai Charikleian) closes with a signature naming his father as Theodosius ‘of the race of the ...
Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso  

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(1544–95),son of Bernardo Tasso (author of an epic on Amadis of Gaul), spent many years at the court of Ferrara. He was from early life in constant terror of persecution and adverse criticism, and ...
Tancredi

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.... Christian champion in Torquato Tasso 's Gerusalemme liberata...

Clorinda

Clorinda   Reference library

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..., one of the heroines of Torquato Tasso 's Gerusalemme liberata...

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