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Matthew Paris, i Plantageneti, la crociata

Studio ed edizione dell’Iter de Londinio in Terram Sanctam

Bernardino Pitocchelli    Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Napoli, Italia    

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Matthew Paris’s Iter de Londinio in Terram Sanctam is a work on the boundary between cartography and travel literature. Contained in four autograph manuscripts and accompanied by a precious iconographic apparatus, the Iter is conceived as an itinerary that starts in London and, passing through France and Italy, reaches the Holy Land. Along the way there are Anglo-Norman captions relating to the main stops encountered along the way: from Rome to Sicily, passing through Antioch and Damascus, Armenia and the rich East, crossing Africa, until reaching Jerusalem and Acre. This volume, starting from a philological and linguistic methodology, aims to provide a new edition of the work to replace the previous, now dated and unsatisfactory, edited by Michelant and Raynaud (1882). The edition is accompanied by an introductory study that intends to address Matthew Paris’s production, both Latin and vernacular, in its entirety, in the light of a new and broader historical, linguistic, and material contextualisation. In this way, it has been possible to fully consider the Iter de Londinio in Terram Sanctam, its peculiarities, and the dynamics through which it fits into the broader artistic-literary production of its author. What ultimately emerges is a profound link between Matthew Paris’s vernacular production and the historical and cultural context of the Plantagenet court in the mid-thirteenth century, marked by King Henry III’s crusade plans.

Published
April 5, 2024
Accepted
Oct. 19, 2023
Submitted
July 27, 2023
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-770-8
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-761-6
Number of pages
242
Dimensions
16x23 cm
Copyright: © 2024 Bernardino Pitocchelli. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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