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Canon-making and the Italian tradition of moral enquiry

Roberto Farneti

Title:
Canon-making and the Italian tradition of moral enquiry
Author(s):
Farneti, Roberto
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Type:
Working papers
Department:
Italian Academy
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Series:
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Publisher:
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
"This paper will focus on the tradition which, departing to some degree from the Renaissance treatises on manners, embodied, on the threshold of the modern age, a new ideal of citizenship. I am especially interested in examining the influence of the Galateo by Giovanni della Casa, the seminal text of a minor tradition of “moral enquiry” which I plan to re-read and situate in a different context . I will seek to show that this text is a breakthrough within the tradition which originated from early-modern treatises on courtesy. With the Galateo the age-old tradition of Courtesy Books is at a crossroad."
Subject(s):
Romance literature
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Suggested Citation:
Roberto Farneti, 2003, Canon-making and the Italian tradition of moral enquiry, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10114.

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