L'ideologia imperiale di Giangiorgio Trissino tra teoria e pratica poetica nell'Italia del primo Cinquecento

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The very long 27 books ofL'Italia liberata dai Goti in loose verses, composed by Giangiorgio Trissino (1478-1550) in the early 1920s, found an epic poetry model that intends to respond to the crisis of the Italian states, aggravated after 1494 , and the political-cultural necessity of a founding myth, which the poet traces back to the Gothic war fought on the Italian peninsula between 535 and 553. As we will try to illustrate by rereading some passages of the epic poem, the pro-imperial option of the Vicenza literate, anachronistic and conservative, however, recognizes in the work and figure of the emperor Charles V of Habsburg ideals of unity, justice and universal peace and aligns with the cultural policy of the renovatio started by Erasmus of Rotterdam. Given the ideological nature of this artistic operation, the connection between the structural and rhetorical-poetic motifs (units, centripetal guidelines of the actions) and the political ideology of the absolutist imperialism of a Habsburg prince, enemy of every autonomous freedom of states, is evident Italians and European monarchies.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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