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Il Petrarca dell’ingegnere

Letteratura, archeologia e patriottismo nel Veneto di metà Ottocento

Riccardo Drusi    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD



This paper focuses on a sonnet by Giovanni Casoni, who worked as engineer in Venice during the first half of the nineteenth century and developed some methods about medieval venetian Archeology. From his literary production, mostly still unpublished, are here slected some verses on the recognition, in 1843, of Francesco Petrarca tomb in Arquà. The composition is interesting for some new elements that it provides around this circumstance, and as evidence of the political inclinations of Casoni.

keywords: Francesco Petrarca. Arquà. Giovanni Casoni. Carlo Leoni. Medieval archaeology. Austrian domination of Venice.

Language: it

Published: Dec. 6, 2019
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-344-1/009

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