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2019

Medieval History

Journal

University of Pennsylvania

Bologna

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Editions Of Dante In Bookshop Inventories Between The Fifteenth And The Sixteenth Centuries, A Bookshop Ledger And A Contract For Printing: Some Possible Interpretations, Elena Gatti Dec 2019

Editions Of Dante In Bookshop Inventories Between The Fifteenth And The Sixteenth Centuries, A Bookshop Ledger And A Contract For Printing: Some Possible Interpretations, Elena Gatti

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This essay compares three inventories (of warehouses and bookshops) and a ledger - all datable to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries - to assess the influence of the commentaries for the fortunes of Dante’s Commedia and the reading tastes of readers in Bologna and Ferrara. It will also provide a brief history of the reception of Dante’s works in this period.