“Accessus ad Auctores”: Studies in Honor of Christopher Kleinhenz

“Accessus ad Auctores”: Studies in Honor of Christopher Kleinhenz

Edited by Fabian Alfie and Andrea Dini
2011 | 506 + xxii pp. | 9 ills. | 978-0-86698-445-4 | Hardcover 6 x 9 in
MRTS 397 | $75 | £60 |

Few scholars of the Middle Ages are as respected and admired as Christopher Kleinhenz. A professor of Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1969, Professor Kleinhenz has published numerous studies on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, as well as the minor authors of Italian literature. Yet his influence goes far beyond the field of Italian studies. Medievalists of all stripes, whether dealing with France, Germany, Spain or England, esteem Professor Kleinhenz and his work. Not only is his scholarship of the highest quality, but he understands the cultural interactions that defined the Middle Ages. And his affable character has made him many friends across the academy.

This is a collection of scholarly articles to celebrate this distinguished man and his career. Twenty-seven scholars show their admiration of Professor Kleinhenz by contributing to the collection. The essays range in topic from the French romances and their reception in Italy, to the literature, language and culture of Italy of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Dante, and Petrarchism. Numerous contributors also study previously unedited manuscripts, demonstrating that, as Professor Kleinhenz teaches, much philological and codicological work still remains to be done. The collection’s breadth of topics will appeal to scholars of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, particularly those who work on France, Italy, Petrarch and Dante.