Nella «palude dei canzonieri antichi». Osservazioni sulla tradizione della poesia italiana del Trecento

Autore: Alessio Decaria
In: Critica del testo. XVIII / 3, 2015
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A century after Barbi’s Studi sul Canzoniere di Dante, scholars have made good progress in de ning the connections between the Italian canzonieri. If the most important outlines of the manuscript tradition of XIIIth century poetry have been satisfactorily recognized, much work remains to be done about the following generations. Only in recent years, after the monumental edition of Dante’s rhymes by D. De Robertis, scholars began to put some order in the tradition of fourteenth-century poets (something that Barbi compared to a swamp), producing editions of the texts according to scienti c criteria and seeking new interpretative keys for the history of that literary experience. Through a series of examples derived from the project TraLiRO, the paper examines some general trends of the Italian lyric tradition, showing the effects of the absence of signi cant gaps in the production and reception of texts from the XIIIth to the XVIth century. Focusing in particular on poets operating in the mid-fourteenth century Tuscany, the A. highlights the potential of a historiographical approach based on the systematic analysis of the manuscript tradition.