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The Meditationes Vitae Christi in the Vernacular According to the MS Pris, BnF, en. 115

Edition, Commentary and Reproduction of the Iconographic Apparatusd

edited by

Diego Dotto    Opera del Vocabolario Italiano – CNR, Italia    

Dávid Falvay    Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary    

Antonio Montefusco    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



The Pseudo-Bonaventuran Meditationes vitae Christi is one of the most influential devotional narratives of the late middle ages. It was written in Tuscany in the early fourteenth century and survived in several Latin and vernacular manuscripts and early prints. An extensive discussion has engaged the scholars, especially about the issue of the first linguistic version of the text. Even if the Latin version seems to be the original text, the vernacular manuscript Paris, BnF, it. 115 stays as one of the most important and interesting witnesses of the work. One of the earliest surviving codices, it conserves the first Italian translation (penned in the Pisan area) of the text, enriched by a wonderful set of illustration. The present volume, which is the outcome of an international and interdisciplinary collaboration, offers the first critical edition of the text, the reproduction of all images, the edition of the instructions given to the artist, accompanied by detailed philological and art-historical commentaries, glossaries, and seven interdisciplinary introductory essays.

June 9, 2021
Number of pages
21x28 cm
Copyright: © 2021 Diego Dotto, Dávid Falvay, Antonio Montefusco. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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1 Introduzione
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2 Edizione del testo del manoscritto it. 115 della BnF di Parigi
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Diego Dotto    Péter Ertl    Dávid Falvay    Eszter Konrád    Federico Rossi    Ditta Szemere   
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3 Le illustrazioni del manoscritto it. 115
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