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Firenze, Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1989. 1a edizione. Brossura, 23,5cmx17cm, Buon esemplare. Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento' - quaderni di Rinascimento - VIII. Introduzione, testo critico e commento a cura di Paolo Viti. Sommario: I). Premessa. II). Introduzione. III). Philippi Rhediti: Exhortatio ad Petrum Medicem in magnamimi sui prentis imitationem( 1742). 1). Commento. 2). Appendici - Lettere. a). Appendici I. b). Appendici II. IV). Indici. 1). Indice dei manoscritti. 2). Indice degli autori. 3). Indice dei nomi di persona. 4). Indice dei nomi di localitÓ e magistrature. This brief encomium of Lorenzo the Magnificent, written between 1487 and 1489, is presented with an impressive apparatus which includes the manuscript variants, historical and bibliographical notes, as well as a textual analysis. It is supplemented with 25 letters, some previously unpublished, which constitute the only other extant writings of the author. In the 50-page introduction the editor provides a reconstruction of the background relating to the text on the basis of all available data and archival documents. He also describes the dual nature of the work, in part apologetic but also didactic, and explains the place it occupies in the genre of panegyrical literature of the Renaissance devoted to the Medici. The line-by-line commentary to the text, almost 60 pages long, singles out the relevant historical references, literary echoes and influences, and the various topics treated, as well as the linguistic, stylistic and rhetorical features of the work. This critical edition provides both factual documentation and literary appreciation. Viti's judicial assessment of external and internal evidence (including interesting conjectures on unusual omissions in this celebration of the Magnificent) highlights the far-reaching implications of this humanist text. Several indices included at the end facilitate consultation of the volume. Con note. LVI + 153 pag.
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