Le battaglie nella Cronaca di Ferraiolo: strutture narrative e lessico

Autore: Chiara De Caprio
In: I libri di Viella. 126

Lexicon and Narrative Structure in the Battles of Ferraiolo’s Cronaca

The essay offers a linguistic analysis of the battle scenes in the Cronaca of Ferraiolo, a chronicle written in Old Neapolitan between 1494 and 1498 by a civil servant of the Aragonese bureaucracy. The chronicle is analyzed from two different perspectives, focusing on the different meanings of the word battaglia and on the narrative construction of the battles scenes. Special attention has been paid to stylistic features derived from two important traditions: namely, oral texts such as the cantari, and the contemporary chancellery tradition, especially for what concerns codified sentences typical of political and administrative documents and official records.