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The Cambridge Companion to Petrarch
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Chronology; Introduction Albert Russell Ascoli and Unn Falkeid; Part I. Lives of Petrarch: 1. Poetry in motion Theodore J. Cachey, Jr; 2. Petrarch and his friends Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski; Part II. Petrarch's Works: Italian: 3. Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta: structure and narrative Peter Hainsworth; 4. Making the Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta Luca Marcozzi; 5. Petrarch's Singular Love Lyric Ullrich Langer; 6. The Triumphi Zygmunt G. Baranski; Part III. Petrarch's Works: Latin: 7. The Latin hexameter works Ronald L. Martinez; 8. The defense of poetry in the Secretum Victoria Kahn; 9. De Vita Solitaria and De Otio Religioso: the perspective of the guest Unn Falkeid; 10. Epistolary Petrarch Albert Russell Ascoli; Part IV. Petrarch's Interlocutors: 11. Petrarch and the Ancients Gur Zak; 12. Petrarch and the vernacular Lyric past Olivia Holmes; 13. Petrarch's adversaries: the Invectives David Marsh; Part V. Petrarch's Afterlife: 14. Petrarch and the Humanists Timothy Kircher; 15. Bembo and Italian Petrarchism Stefano Jossa; 16. Female Petrarchists Ann Rosalind Jones; 17. Spanish, French, and English Petrarchism William J. Kennedy; Part VI. Conclusion: 18. Petrarch's confrontation with modernity Giuseppe Mazzotta; Guide to further reading.

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An account of the life and works of Petrarch, scholar and poet, and his influence on European literature and culture.

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Albert Russell Ascoli is Gladyce Arata Terrill Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His publications include Ariosto's Bitter Harmony: Crisis and Evasion in the Italian Renaissance (1987), Making and Remaking Italy: The Cultivation of National Identity around the Risorgimento (co-edited with Krystyna von Henneberg, 2001), Dante and the Making of a Modern Author (Cambridge, 2008) and A Local Habitation, and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance (2011). He is co-founder and volume editor of the electronic journal, California Italian Studies. Unn Falkeid is Research Fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, affiliated to the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University. She is the author of Petrarca og det moderne selvet (Petrarch and the Modern Self, 2007), the editor of Dante. A Critical Reappraisal (2008) and the co-editor of Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetry (with Aileen A. Feng, 2015).

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