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Translating and Illuminating The City of God, France-Italy 14th-15th Century

Translating and Illuminating The City of God, France-Italy 14th-15th Century
89 Charles St. W., Burwash College Senior Common Room
Time: Jan 20th, 4:00 pm End: Jan 20th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), Italian Studies (FAS), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, Art (FAS), 1200-1500
Lecture by Elisa Brilli, University of Toronto

The Department of Italian Studies and the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium are pleased to present:

Elisa Brilli, Italian Studies, University of Toronto

Translating and Illuminating The City of God, France-Italy, 14th-15th centuries

This lecture is presented in partnership with the Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies

The anonymous translation of Augustine's City of God made in Florence at the very end of the 14th century, or the beginning of the 15th constitutes a fundamental chapter, though usually neglected, of the Medieval and Early Modern reception of this masterpiece. It may also represent an important chapter in the history of Florentine Civic Humanism because its complex relations help us to grasp, on the one hand, the Augustinian revival in Europe and, on the other, the cultural program developed at the court of King Charles V of France, where the City of God had been translated, commented, and beautifully illuminated a century earlier (1375).

Elisa Brilli teaches Medieval Italian Literature at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Firenze e il Profeta. Dante tra Teologia e Politica (Carocci, 2012), and the main editor of the critical edition of the Al-phabetum Narrationum by Arnold of Liège (Brepols, 2015). She co-edited Faire l'Anthropologie historique du Moyen Âge (Atelier du CHR, 2010) with P.-O. Dittmar and B. Dufal and Images and Words in Exile. Avi-gnon and Italy During the First Half of the Fourteenth Century (SISMEL, 2015) with L. Fenelli and G. Wolf.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, (416) 585-4468.

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