By Meera Juncu
India within the Italian Renaissance provides a scientific, chronological survey of early Italian representations of India and Indians from the overdue medieval interval to the tip of the 16th century, and their resonance in the cultural context of Renaissance Italy. The learn focuses specifically on Italian attitudes in the direction of the population of the Indian subcontinent and questions how Renaissance Italians, schooled within the admiration of classical antiquity, spoke back to the problem of this modern pagan international.
Meera Juncu attracts from a wide-ranging choice of modern go back and forth literature to track the improvement of Italian principles approximately Indians either prior to and after Vasco Da Gama’s touchdown in Calicut. After an creation to the major innovations and a survey of inherited notions approximately India, the works of a various diversity of writers and editors, together with Marco Polo, Petrarch and Giovanni Battista Ramusio, are analysed intimately. via its dialogue of those texts, this ebook examines even if ‘India’ got here whatsoever to symbolize a pagan civilization equivalent to the classical antiquity celebrated in Italy in the course of the Renaissance.
India within the Italian Renaissance offers a brand new and fascinating viewpoint in this attention-grabbing interval for college kids and students of the Italian Renaissance and the background of India.
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