One Hundred Renaissance Jokes: An Anthology

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Barbara C. Bowen
Summa Publications, Inc., 1988 - English wit and humor - 107 pages
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An anthology of Renaissance jokes (or "facetiae") taken from Latin, Italian, German, Middle French, and Middle English collections between 1345 and 1549. "...the translations are accurate and couched in remarkably natural and expressive English... (we) recommend this little volume warmly both to the scholarly and to the hedonistic attention of Renaissance specialists in all fields." --Sixteenth-Century Journal. For students and scholars alike who wish to investigate the "lighter" side of Renaissance belles lettres.
 

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Please note, for all readers and potential buyers of this book, that the ISBN is incorrectly listed. It should read ISBN 0-917786-65-3. We apologize for this error. Summa Publications, Inc.

Contents

PETRARCH 134345
1
THE MENSA PHILOSOPHICA?
20
THE DETTIPIACEVOU 1480?
27
LEONARDO DA VINCI 1500?
37
ADELPHUS 1508
46
ERASMUS 1524
55
BARLANDUS 1524
63
TALES AND QUICKE ANSWERES 1532?
72
DOMENICHI 1548
78
FACECIES ET MOTZ SUBTTLZ 1559
87
General Bibliography
93
Index of Names
101
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