«Unde narrat dominus Marcus Milio». Eredità poliane nei Sermones di fr. Nicoluccio d’Ascoli OP.
The aim of this work is to examine the references to Marco Polo’s Devisement dou monde within the work of Nicoluccio d’Ascoli OP, and specifically the direct quotations in the sermons. In order to deal with the large amount of studies on Nicoluccio, it was first necessary to reorder the various manuscripts’ catalogues and the notes on Nicoluccio inserted in other studies. The first part of the essay will therefore be dedicated to the revision of the works’ catalogue and to the recognition of the witnesses of the Sermones; the second part will investigate the relationship between Nicoluccio d’Ascoli and Marco Polo, through a careful reading of the texts that have been taken into consideration.