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The viaggio in Inghilterra of a viaggio in Oriente: Odorico da Pordenone's Itinerarium from Italy to England

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This article compares trends in the reception of the fourteenth-century travel narrative (Relatio) of the Franciscan Friar Odorico da Pordenone in Italy and England before the end of the fifteenth century. Principally using physical evidence for the intended audience and actual reception of the Relatio’s surviving manuscript witnesses, this article draws a sharp distinction between a text circulating in Italy predominantly among lay, middle class, vernacular-literate readers and one attentively read in England by Latinate, religious and scholarly audiences.

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O'Doherty, Marianne (2009) The viaggio in Inghilterra of a viaggio in Oriente: Odorico da Pordenone's Itinerarium from Italy to England Italian Studies, 64, (2), pp. 198-220. (doi:10.1179/007516309X12523346148145).

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Published date: 2009
Keywords: odorico da pordenone, travel writing, medieval latin literature, reception studies, franciscan literature, italian literature in england
Organisations: English

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Local EPrints ID: 69542
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69542
ISSN: 0075-1634
PURE UUID: ce661ceb-51e0-44e2-8015-004d5d7472e9

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Date deposited: 13 Nov 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:12

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