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Vernacular Textual Cultures in Dante’s Tuscany: Education and Literary Practices in Context (ca. 1250 - ca. 1321)

Project description

The cultural context of Dante’s era

In late Middle Ages Italy, literature was written in Latin. Dante’s role in the use of the vernacular language in literature was instrumental. But what was the cultural environment in which Dante was formed? In particular which vernacular texts were used for the secular education of people in Tuscany? The EU-funded VERTEXCULT project will attempt the first systematic research on the cultural environment in north-western Tuscany and Florence during the period between 1250 and 1321 (the year of Dante’s death). The project will identify which vernacular literary texts circulated among the ruling class in that period and determine the existing cultural conditions.

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UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 255 768,00
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 255 768,00

Partners (2)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

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Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Boulevard De Maisonneuve West 1455
H3G 1M8 Montreal

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00