This volume discusses medieval volgarizzamenti of historical writings (religious as well as profane). All fourteen studies recognise the fact that in the late Middle Ages, these texts were an important meeting point for elitist and popular culture which mutually stimulated each other. At the same time, different worlds of knowledge came together as history, mythology, hagiography, and biblical narration were considered to form one entity.
M. Colombo, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy;
P. Pellegrini and
S. Pregnolato, Univ. degli Studi di Verona, Italy.