Possible Lives: Authors and Saints in Renaissance Italy

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The lives of saints were among the most reproduced and widely distributed literatures of medieval and early modern Europe. This study examines how humanist authors received, criticized, and rewrote the traditional stories of exemplary virtue for patrons and audiences who were surprisingly open to their textual experiments.

Possible Lives: Authors and Saints in Renaissance Italy 2005, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231129763

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