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Pilgrimage, Print, and Performance: Giuliano Dati’s Roman Cantari (2021)


This article discusses three poems written in the early 1490s by the Florentine Giuliano Dati (1445–1524), a penitentiary priest at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome: the Stazione e indulgenze di Roma (1492–93), Tractato di Santo Ioanni Laterano (1492–94), and Aedificatio Romae (1494). Composed in the popular cantare verse form, which was strongly associated with public performance, these works are an unusual example of printed guides to Rome aimed specifically at an Italian audience. Situating Dati’s cantari within the broader culture of the Roman pilgrimage, the article assesses their relationship with established textual and performance traditions and considers the pastoral motivation behind their production. In doing so, it advocates for closer attention to the permeability between ephemeral print and performance in late medieval pilgrimage and devotional culture.

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Authors & Contributors
Taub, Liba Chaia
Arrizabalaga, Jon
Baldini Moscadi, Loretta
Colman, John
Doody, Aude
Föllinger, Sabine
MHNH (Revista Internacional de Investigación sobre Magia y Astrología Antiguas)
Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Science in Context
Oxford University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Oregon State University Press
Boston College
Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Poetry and poetics
Science and literature
Print culture
Linguistic or semantic analysis
Manilius, Marcus
Christina, Queen of Sweden
Time Periods
15th century
16th century
17th century
18th century
Rome (Italy)
Accademia degli Umoristi
Accademia dell’Arcadia

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