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Article: The Disappearance of an Author and the Emergence of a Genre: Niccolò da Poggibonsi and Pilgrimage Guidebooks between Manuscript and Print

TitleThe Disappearance of an Author and the Emergence of a Genre: Niccolò da Poggibonsi and Pilgrimage Guidebooks between Manuscript and Print
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/rq/current
Citation
Renaissance Quarterly, 2013, v. 66 n. 2, p. 357-411 How to Cite?
AbstractWhile the anonymous Viaggio da Venetia al Sancto Sepolchro et al Monte Sinai, first published in Venice in 1518, was the most popular Holy Land guidebook in Renaissance Italy, the historical origins of the book have never been fully understood. From four illustrated versions of an earlier manuscript guide, the Libro d’Oltramare (1346 –50), one can hypothesize about both the text and its author. The ultimate prototype for the Viaggio da Venetia was very likely one or more of these illustrated manuscripts, and the original author of both the text and illustrations was the Franciscan pilgrim Niccoloda Poggibonsi. Despite the eventual erosion of his name from the printed versions of the guidebook, the assertiveness and originality of the author parallels the production of other vernacular literature in mid-fourteenth-century Italy. Unlike Latin guidebooks of previous centuries, the intent to include illustrations that re-create the pilgrimage experience and the unprecedented descriptiveness of the prose together suggest that the book can be considered the foundational text for the genre of the illustrated pilgrimage guidebook.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198269
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.184
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dc.contributor.authorMoore, KBen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-25T02:58:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-25T02:58:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationRenaissance Quarterly, 2013, v. 66 n. 2, p. 357-411en_US
dc.identifier.issn0034-4338-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198269-
dc.description.abstractWhile the anonymous Viaggio da Venetia al Sancto Sepolchro et al Monte Sinai, first published in Venice in 1518, was the most popular Holy Land guidebook in Renaissance Italy, the historical origins of the book have never been fully understood. From four illustrated versions of an earlier manuscript guide, the Libro d’Oltramare (1346 –50), one can hypothesize about both the text and its author. The ultimate prototype for the Viaggio da Venetia was very likely one or more of these illustrated manuscripts, and the original author of both the text and illustrations was the Franciscan pilgrim Niccoloda Poggibonsi. Despite the eventual erosion of his name from the printed versions of the guidebook, the assertiveness and originality of the author parallels the production of other vernacular literature in mid-fourteenth-century Italy. Unlike Latin guidebooks of previous centuries, the intent to include illustrations that re-create the pilgrimage experience and the unprecedented descriptiveness of the prose together suggest that the book can be considered the foundational text for the genre of the illustrated pilgrimage guidebook.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/rq/currenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofRenaissance Quarterlyen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe Disappearance of an Author and the Emergence of a Genre: Niccolò da Poggibonsi and Pilgrimage Guidebooks between Manuscript and Printen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailMoore, KB: kbmoore@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityMoore, KB=rp01829en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/671582-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84878873847-
dc.identifier.hkuros229250en_US
dc.identifier.volume66en_US
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage357en_US
dc.identifier.epage411en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000319866400001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US

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