Journal article

Translating the Crusades. William of Tyre and Matteo Maria Boiardo

Andrea Rizzi

Parole Rubate : Rivista Internazionale di Studi sulla Citazione | Purloined Letters. An International Journal of Quotation Studies | Published : 2021


This article considers Matteo Maria Boiardo’s contribution to the vernacular appropriation and transmission of William of Tyre’s late twelfth-century Chronicon in Renaissance Italy. It takes a necessarily long view of the source for Boiardo’s digression on the Crusades in his translation of the Historia Imperiale. Such a view allows us to better understand the intricate, multi-lingual, and surprising textual heritage essential to his translation.

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