Cipriano de' Mari's Lucianic speech for René of Anjou (St-Dié, MS 37): humanism and diplomacy in Genoa and beyond

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TitleCipriano de' Mari's Lucianic speech for René of Anjou (St-Dié, MS 37): humanism and diplomacy in Genoa and beyond Author(S)OREN J. MARGOLIS (Author)
Abstract  At the Castel Nuovo of Naples in February 1441, Cipriano de' Mari of Genoa featured as Scipio Africanus in a play based on one of Lucian's Dialogues of the Dead, which was performed for King René of Anjou. When the play was over, Cipriano gave a humanist speech in which he likened René to Scipio, and René's enemy, King Alfonso V of Aragon, to Hannibal. This speech, published for the first time here, contributes to our understanding of the cultural–political programme pursued by René and his Italian allies. ...Paginationp 219-235
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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