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By the middle of the fifteenth century Rimini had become a major center of Italian humanism. The cultural patronage of the famous condottiere Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417–1468), attracted numerous artists, writers, and scholars, who came to the city and created works for which Rimini is still widely known today. In spite of recently intensified research on this topic, various questions about the philosophical, literary and artistic output of this circle remain open. In particular, the historiography of Rimini itself leaves considerable room for new exploration, and this despite recent work on the architecture and pictural arts of the quattrocento city. In the philosophical and literary sphere, for example, the Aristotelian-Platonic milieu around Sigismondo has not yet received in depth study, and Valturio’s imaginative tract De Re Militari still awaits a modern edition or commentary. One of the authors who has received attention, and whose profile underlines the importance of the Renaissance in Rimini is the poet Basinio da Parma.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Monfasani (University at Albany, State University of New York)
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Museo della Città, Sala del Giudizio and Palazzo Buonadrata (Rimini, Italy)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Anna Chisena, Simon Smets, Florian Schaffenrath (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies)
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