By Brendan Dooley
Inside a badly broken replica of Straparola's 16th-century paintings, Piacevoli Notti, bought in a Florentine vintage store in 2010, an inscription is located, attributing possession to a undeniable Angelica Baldachini. the invention units in movement a sequence of inquiries, deploying wisdom approximately calligraphy, orthography, linguistics, dialectology and the socio-psychology of writing, to bare the individual in the back of the identify. Focusing as a lot at the attainable proprietor as upon the object owned, Angelica's ebook examines the genesis of the Piacevoli Notti and its many variants, together with the single in query. The intertwined tales of the e-book and its proprietor are set opposed to the backdrop of a Renaissance global, nonetheless imperfectly understood, during which literature and examining have been topic to regimes of keep watch over; and the hot info throws features of this international into extra aid, particularly in regard to women's involvement with examining, books and data. The inquiry yields unforeseen insights about the good judgment of unintentional discovery, the character of proof, and the project of the arts in a time of worldwide crisis.
Angelica's booklet and the realm of analyzing in past due Renaissance Italy is a thought-provoking learn for any pupil of early sleek Europe and its culture.
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