“Matti” e traditori a corte: uso della parola e potere politico tra Spagna, Orlando innamorato e Mambriano

Autore: Annalisa Perrotta
In: Critica del testo. XX/1, 2017
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Abstract

“Matti” e traditori a corte: uso della parola e potere politico tra Spagna, Orlando innamorato e Mambriano

This paper focuses on two characters of Italian chivalric literature – Astolfo the “fool” and Gano the traitor – in some works composed between the 14th and the beginning of the 16th century. In these poems, the effectiveness of the representation is based on a renewal of 396 Summaries the traditional characters. In particular, the Orlando innamorato by Boiardo and the Mambriano by Francesco Cieco from Ferrara show two different models of the court: Boiardo discusses the dangers and the virtues of power and its management; almost twenty years later, Francesco Cieco portrays an alternative model of the court, finding (or imagining to find) strategies to control and restrain its crisis.