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New Library acquisition: Tredici canti del Floridoro

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:  Modesta Pozzo de' Giorgi [Moderata Fonte, pseud.]  Tredici canti del Floridoro. Venice: nella stamparia de'Rampazetti, 1581.  First edition, with 13 full-page woodcuts in text. This is the first and only edition of Tredici canti del Floridoro…

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Revealing the earliest origins of Italian language

Author: Paul Murphy

It’s a timeless project—and a priceless opportunity: Advanced students at the University of Notre Dame are currently working with some of Italy’s top linguistics experts to assemble the most complete historical dictionary of the Italian language prior to 1375. Notre Dame is currently the only university outside of Italy invited to contribute research to the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO) project, an initiative of the prestigious Accademia della crusca’s Opera del vocabolario italiano (OVI) branch.

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Italian Studies at Notre Dame Announces The Primo Levi Collection

Author: Charles Leavitt

This collection includes virtually all first editions of Levi’s works published within his lifetime as well as first editions of notable translations of Levi's writings that document his importance outside of Italy. Also present are first editions of Levi’s own efforts as a translator of both literary and non-literary works.

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All Roads Lead to Rome: New acquisitions relating to the Eternal City

Author: Charles Leavitt

All Roads Lead to Rome: New acquisitions relating to the Eternal City The proverb "All roads lead to Rome" derives from medieval Latin. It was first recorded in writing in 1175 by Alain de Lille, a French theologian and poet, whose Liber Parabolarum…

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Notre Dame Announces Italian Studies Research Seminars

Author: Charles Leavitt

Italian Studies Research Seminars 2011-12 Fall Semester 15 September: Theodore J. Cachey (Notre Dame), “Cartographic Petrarch” 6 October: Francesco Ciabattoni (Georgetown), “Dante's Musical Journey: from Unholy Racket to Heavenly Polyphony” 17 November: Graduate seminar: (i) Beatrice Priest (Cambridge/Notre Dame): “Mary on Mount Purgatory: Young Mother or Virtuous Exemplar” & (ii) Emily Gandolfi (Notre Dame), “Rolandino of Padua’s Chronicle of the Trevisian March”…

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New Library acquisition: Genealogiae Ioannis Boccatii

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Genealogiae Ioannis Boccatii: cum demonstrationibus in formis arborum designatis.  Venice, Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 1494.  First illustrated edition with 13 woodcuts of genealogical trees.

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Exhibition: Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey

Author: Charles Leavitt

This exhibition at the Snite Museum of Art offers a rare opportunity to see thirty-one drawings by the famous 16th-century architect, Andrea Palladio, along with seven books, fifteen models of related buildings, and eight bas-reliefs of some of the drawings (3-D projections of architectural drawings).

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New Exhibit - Exercises in Creativity: Italian Drawings, 1500-1800

Author: Charles Leavitt

The Snite Museum of Art announces the opening of Exercises in Creativity: Italian Drawings, 1500-1800 April 3. This exhibition will provide visitors with an opportunity to gain deeper insights into some of Italy’s best-known masters, including Agostino Carracci, Sebastiano Ricci, and Jacopo Tintoretto. Less familiar artists who are equally representative of the social, political, or theological contexts that gave rise to these “exercises in creativity” will also be included.

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Ph.D. Student Examines Animal Imagery in Literature

Author: Kate Cohorst

Damiano Benvegnù, a student in Notre Dame’s Ph.D. in Literature Program, can point to the moment when he changed his academic focus from astronomy to literature. “Reading William Blake’s ‘Tyger’ in a literature class in my liceo scientifico (high school) was an epiphany. The poem was an amazing feat for Blake in the late 18th century—and then a revelation for me, as a reader, more than 200 years later.”

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New Library acquisition: Indicazione antiquaria del Pontificio Museo Pio-Clementino in Vaticano

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:  Pasquale Massi.  Indicazione antiquaria del Pontificio Museo Pio-Clementino in Vaticano - Catalogue indicatif des antiquitès composant le Musèe Pie-Clèmentin au Vatican.  Rome: Presso i Lazzarini, 1792.  First edition; parallel texts in Italian and French. …

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New Library acquisition: Distinta relatione delle cerimonie fatte in Roma...

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:  Pietro Leone. Distinta relatione delle cerimonie fatte in Roma nell'aprire le Porte Sante delle quattro principali Basiliche per l'anno corrente del giubileo, e particolarmente di quella di S. Pietro in Vaticano…

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New Library acquisition: Picturae antiquae cryptarum romanarum et sepullcri Nasonum…

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:  Bellori, Giovanni Pietro.  Picturae antiquae cryptarum romanarum et sepullcri Nasonum… Rome: S. Michaelis for Hieronymous Mainardus, 1738.  Illustrated with 75 engravings, 34 of which are full-page prints.  …

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New Library acquisition: Rime, Le Stanze, De gli Asolani

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:  Pietro Bembo.  Rime, Le Stanze, De gli Asolani.  Venice, Giovanni Antonio Nicolini da Sabbio, 1530.    By the year 1530, Pietro Bembo was well known for his editions of Petrarch and Dante, published respectively in 1501 and 1502, and his Prose della volgar lingua…

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New Library acquisition: Urbis Romae aedificiorum illustriumquae supersunt reliquiae

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Giovanni Battista Cavalieri. Antiquarum statuarum urbis Romae.  Rome, 1569.  Bound with:  Giovanni Antonio Dosio. Urbis Romae aedificiorum illustriumquae supersunt reliquiae. Florence, 1569.

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