Rinaldo Rinaldi

«Melancholia christiana»
Studi sulle fonti di Leon Battista Alberti

2002, cm 17 x 24, 246 pp.

ISBN: 9788822250803

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Accentuating the wealth of «negative» in the works of L.B. Alberti, this book insists on the figure of melancholy as a blazon ideal that summarizes the complexity of these abstruse aspects. The horizon of research broadens progressively: in fact studying the less peaceful aspects of Alberti’s texts means facing the problem of sources, interpreting Alberti’s specific use of literary material. The outcome of the enquiry shows a definite preference towards Christian sources, revealing the unexpected richness in Alberti’s literature.

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