Paradigms of Historical Development: The Raccolta Aragonese, Landino, and Bembo's Prose

Maria Clotilde Camboni 1, 2

1 Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, 45000 Orléans, France
2 CESR - Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance UMR 7323, France


This article analyses the relationship of Pietro Bembo's Prose with the introductory Epistola of the Raccolta Aragonese and Cristoforo Landino's proemio to his Comento sopra la Comedia, with regard to their views of the previous vernacular tradition and in particular the more or less comparable paradigms applied to past literary history. The question of whether Bembo knew Poliziano's Epistola is investigated, and the similarities and dissimilarities between the different narratives concerning cultural development and the ways in which these narratives are elaborated in the three texts are evaluated.


Historical development
Raccolta Aragonese
Pietro Bembo’s Prose
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