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Originally published 1986, updated, 2006. With thanks to Professor Alan Deyermond and to Boydell and Brewer for their permission to re-publish this material on the Web.

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BRUNETTO LATINO, MAESTRO DI DANTE ALIGHIERI:

AN ANALYTIC AND INTERACTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
 

                               

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Preface

Scholarship on Brunetto Latino, who greatly influenced Dante Alighieri, is not extensive. However, it necessarily covers a very broad area since Brunetto Latino was active in Florentine politics, then, exiled, travelling to Spain and France, following that returning to his native city, as well as perhaps travelling as far afield as Aragon, Constantinople and Outremer, during which time he dictated texts in French and Italian, as well as writing Latin letters of state. His writing was influenced by translations from Greek and Arabic, and by Latin, Spanish and French texts, which he republished, in French and in Italian. He is both a Florentine and a European writer. His documents and manuscripts are found in a notarial chancery script when in Latin, and usually in the Bolognan libraria or book hand when in Italian and French, though French scribes copy them out in their northern Gothic, while later manuscripts in Italy will be in a fine Humanist script. There are several major divisions in Brunetto Latino scholarship. One centres upon his Tesoretto, a charming Italian dream-vision poem which is the prototype for Dante's Commedia. Another centres upon Li Livres dou Tresor, an encyclopedic work written in French, then translated into Italian as Il tesoro. A third is on his Rettorica and other translations of Cicero and Sallust into Italian. A fourth category deals not so much with his literary works as with his political career during the shaping of the democratic Florentine comune, modeled upon the Ciceronian Roman Republic and also influenced by Athenian democracy. A fifth category deals with Dante's adverse portrayal of Latino as a sodomite. A sixth traces his presence in the works of subsequent writers. Most of these categories overlap untidily, but are cross-referenced in this analytic bibliography. Alphabetization is by surnames after 1600, but is usually by first names before that date: e.g. Zingarelli, Nicola, but Dante Alighieri. Items that I have not seen are *asterisked. Microfilmed, photocopied or printed items in Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei are prefized by °. Bibliography items are renumbered from the 1986 edition.

This work is in preparation for an International Edition of Brunetto Latino's Works, including the volumes with his Italian writings. As part of this project it is to be hoped that M. Moleiro will look favourably on a project publishing in facsimile the following manuscripts:

Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale, II.IV.127, La rettorica °Microfilm
Firenze, Laurentian Library, Strozziano 146, Il tesoretto  °Facsimile, °Microfilm
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional 10124, Etica d'Aristotile  °Microfilm
Firenze, Biblioteca Laurenziana, 42.19, Il tesoro °Microfilm

He already has published:

 St Petersburg, National Library, Li Livres dou Tresor. °Facsimile

Failing that these manuscripts could be published digitally.

I propose to publish on the web a digital version of the first edition in print of Il tesoro, likewise the entire 1286 Tesoro manuscript,
Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale, II.VIII.36 (the work of a Brunetto student, such as Dante Alighieri), and the Sicilian Vespers account in Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale, VIII.1375, also as part of this project. There should likewise be an accompanying volume published by the Archivio di Stato di Firenze of the documents written by and naming Brunetto Latino. This multi-volume set would be of great use in research libraries for providing the context of Dante's education.

I wish especially to thank Professors Jaime Ferreiro Alemparte, Pietro Beltrami, Laurent Brun, Daniela De Rosa, Jean Luc Deuffic, Alan Deyermond, Paolo Divizia, Marco Giola, Angus Graham, Richard Kay, Michael Kleine, Robert A. MacDonald, Diana Modesto, Emil J. Polak, Jean Preston, Barbara Reynolds, Irene Scariati-Maffia, Alison Stones for their guidance and generosity, as well as Franca Arduini, Paul Gehl, Christopher de Hamel, Manuel Moleiro, Sion Segre-Amar, Hans-Erich Teitge, numerous colleagues at Princeton and Boulder, countless libraries in Italy, France, Belgium, Poland, Germany, England, America, and Nathaniel Kuhn, M.D., for the 1986 indexing.


Table of Contents

PRIMARY SOURCES File I: BrunLat1.html

Abbreviations

A. Documents in Archives

B. Manuscripts in Libraries
  a. Il tesoretto and Il favolello
  b. Li Livres dou Tresor   I. French
                                       II. Italian (Il tesoro)
                                       III. Other  Languages
  c. La rettorica
  d. Orazioni, Epistolarium
 
e. Sommetta
  f. Other works
  g. Problems of editing   I. Il tesoretto
                                     II. Li Livres dou Tresor
                                     III. Il tesoro
                                     IV. La rettorica
C. Editions in Chronological Order


SECONDARY SOURCES File II: BrunLat2.html

D. Bibliographies and Reviews of Scholarship
E. General Studies
F. Politics, Rhetoric, Poetics
G. Didactic Allegory, Cosmography, Bestiaries and Encyclopedism
H. Languages and Linguistics
I. Art
  a. Il tesoretto Illuminations
  b. Li Livres dou Tresor Illuminations
  c. Giotto portrait


  d. Inferno XV miniatures
J. Sources
  a. Classical and Patristic Sources
  b. Medieval and Arabic Sources
  c. Theme of Treasure
K. Contemporaries
  a. Federigo II e Alfonso el Sabio
  b. Rustico di Filippo e Palamidesse
  c. Adam de la Halle
  d. Bono Giamboni e Fra Guidotto da Bologna
  e. Taddeo di Alderotto
  f. Il Fiore
  g. Provençal poets
L. Influence
  aI. Guido Cavalcanti
  aII. Francesco da Barberino
  b. Dante Alighieri  I. Vita Nuova, 'Pulzeletta' Sonnet
                           II. De vulgari eloquentia and Convivio
                           III. Inferno XV
                               A. Early Commentaries
                               B. Modern Commentaries
                           IV. Reasons for Dante's punishment of BL in Inferno XV
  c. Medieval and Renaissance
                            I. Italy
                            II. France
                            III. England
                            IV. Spain
  d. Modern
M. Biography and Chronology
N. Doubtful Works
O. Lost Works
P. Recommended Works
Q. Theses/ Dissertations
R. BL on the World Wide Web
S. Library Holdings


Abbreviations

Ath
AR
ASI
BEC
BL
BSDI
BSGRT
C
CeS
CPF
DA
DAI
DaSt
DC
DDJ
EsC
fol. fols.
GD
GSLI
IMU
It
LGRP
LIt
LN
MDC
MedR
MH
MLR
MS, MSS
NA
PL
PQ
Prop
R
RBLI
RCLI
RFE
RP
SFI
Sp
SPCT
StD
UCPMP
VE
VN
ZRP
Athenaeum
Archivium Romanicum
Archivio Storico Italiano
Bibliothèque de l'École des Chartes
Brunetto Latino/Latini
Bullettino della Società Dantesca Italiana
Biblioteca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana
century, e.g. 13 C=13th century
Cultura e Scuola
MLA, Collection of Photographic Facsimiles
Dante Alighieri

Dissertation Abstracts International
Dante Studies
Divina Commedia
Deutsches Dante-Jahrbuch
Esprit Créateur
folio, folios
Giornale Dantesco
Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana
Italia Medievale e Umanistica
Italia
Literaturblatt für Germanischer und Romanischer Philologie
Lettere Italiane
Lingua Nostra
Motivi per la Difesa della Cultura
Medioevo Romanzo
Medievalia et Humanistica
Modern Language Review
manuscript, manuscripts
Nuova Antologia
Patrologia Latina cursus completus, ed. J.P. Migne
Philological Quarterly
Il Propugnatore
Romania
Rassegna Bibliografica della Letteratura Italiana
Revista Critica della Letteratura Italiana
Revista de Filologia Española
Romance Philology
Studi di Filologia Italiana
Speculum
Studi e Problemi di Critica Testuale
Studi Danteschi
University of California Publications in Modern Philology
De vulgari eloquentia
Vita nuova
Zeitschrift für Romanische Philologie


See also the Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei holdings at:
http://www.florin.ms/libgimel.html#brunettolatino, or GIMEL, general;
http://www.florin.ms/libkheth.html or KHETH, microfilms and microfiche of manuscripts, etc.
http://www.florin.ms/libvau.html#jbh, or VAU, JBH publications, searching for 'brunetto';
http://www.florin.ms/libzayin.html#brunettolatino, or ZAYIN, paleography and codicology, which includes the Moleiro manuscript facsimile of the St Petersburg
Li Livres du Tresor and its commentary volume;

http://www.florin.ms/libtet.html#brunettolatino, or TET, offprints and articles holdings on Brunetto Latino.


Publications:

Brunetto Latini. Li Livres dou Tresor: St Petersburg, Russian National Library, Fr.F.v.III n° 4.  Barcelona: Moleiro, 2000. Facsimile edition. mmoleiro@moleiro.com
 


 

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Julia Bolton Bolton Holloway, Twice-Told Tales: Brunetto Latino and Dante Alighieri. New York: Peter Lang , 1993. xiv + 552 pp., plates, maps. ISBN 0-8204-1954-0. Reviewed, Gloria Allaire, Annali d'italianistica. Available for 25 euro/dollars, from Julia Bolton Bolton Holloway To order use PayPal

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Brunetto Latini: An Analytic Bibliography . London: Grant and Cutler, 1986. Research Bibliographies and Checklists. Ed. Alan Deyermond. 153 pp. Reviewed: Italian Studies; Zeitschrift für Romanische Philologie; Les Lettres Romanes; Romanische Forschungen. ISBN 0-7293-0216-4 or 84-599-1681-2.  Available for 15 euro/dollars from Julia Bolton Bolton Holloway


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