Agonale Invektivität
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Abbamonte, Giancarlo: Texte und Kontext eines kulturellen Zusammenstoßes, in: Israel, Uwe, Kraus, Marius and Sasso, Ludovica (Eds.): Agonale Invektivität: Konstellationen und Dynamiken der Herabsetzung im italienischen und deutschen Humanismus, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2021 (Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung. Beihefte, Band 17), p. 33-47.

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Published 16.09.2021.

Giancarlo Abbamonte

Texte und Kontext eines kulturellen Zusammenstoßes

Die Invektiven von Bartolomeo Facio und Lorenzo Valla (Neapel, 1445–48)

Abstract The chronological analysis of this important controversy of Italian humanism allows us to present its cultural and historical context, its dynamics and develop­ment. Facio’s invectives retained their original purpose of promoting him to court historian and discrediting Valla. As a result, they are preserved only in collected manuscripts. In contrast, Valla’s ‘Antidotum’ against Facio underwent a transformation due to his move to Rome. The polemic be­came a linguistic treatise that was handed down together with the famous ‘Elegantie’.