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3 Research Items
January 2022 - March 2023
- PhD Student
- PhD in Literary Studies • Joint PhD with the University of Pavia
The present article discusses Torquato Tasso’s (1544-1595) representation of leadership in the “Gerusalemme liberata” (1581), which recounts the Christian army’s conquest of Jerusalem during the First Crusade (1095-1099). More specifically, this article focuses on pagan leadership, taking into account the Renaissance idea about the perfect prince a...
This entry offers an overview of Europe’s image of the Turks during the Renaissance. Various interactions, from military conflict to peaceful contact, engendered numerous writings about the Turks. After the Fall of Constantinople (1453), Europeans predominantly called for a crusade until a balance of power was established. Interest in Oriental char...
This project aims at examining the image of the Muslim-‘other’ and the ‘self’ in Venetian drama through the investigation of selected Venetian Renaissance plays. Strangely, Italians produced more ‘Turkish’ comedies than violent tragedies. Combining history, rhetoric and literature, this study will examine relevant primary sources (including paratexts, literary sources and treatises) and reasons for the promotion or censorship of plays.