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Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture$
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Jane E. Everson, Andrew Hiscock, and Stefano Jossa

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266502

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.001.0001

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Landscape and Seascape

Landscape and Seascape

The British Isles and the Orlando Furioso

Chapter:
(p.69) 4 Landscape and Seascape
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Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture
Author(s):

Eleonora Stoppino

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.003.0004

Since the earliest reception of the Orlando Furioso, the episodes Ariosto set in and around the British Isles have fascinated readers and inspired iconic artistic depictions. This chapter explores these episodes, focusing on Ariosto’s manipulation of the traditional chivalric seascape, descriptions of the sea and shipwrecks, on places and toponyms as producers of meaning in the British Isles landscapes, and on the 1532 addition of the episode centred on Olimpia, which can be considered a laboratory of narrative techniques, stylistic choices, and geospatial innovation.

Keywords:   landscape, seascape, British Isles, Olimpia, shipwreck

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