Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Meditative Frames As Reader's Guidance In Neo-Latin Texts

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on a specific phenomenon, the guidance of the reader by means of the meditative frames construed in authorial paratexts. From the author's analysis it appears that the two important means of framing were first, the evocation of the living presence of certain persons, and second, the creation of visual images in three-dimensional space. Neo-Latin prefaces and dedications excel in creating living images. Petrarchs description of the relationship between the dedicatee and the author should not simply be read as rendering historical facts. Interestingly, like Poggio, Pontano presents two landscapes or constructions of space. The chapter concludes with a brief look at the meditative frame of yet another genre, historiography.

Keywords: meditative frames; Neo-Latin texts; Paolo Giovio; Petrarch; Poggio; Pontano; three-dimensional space



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Meditatio – Refashioning the Self — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation