Title

Have Dante will travel: On the limitations of personal mobility

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2013

Abstract

As people and things moved farther from their cultural milieu, their reputations became neutralized because of the limited communication and transportation technologies of the fifteenth century. The immobility of reputations or the institutions that sustained them hindered personal political mobility in the Mediterranean kingdoms. Through a close examination of a luxury Dante manuscript commissioned by Alfonso V of Aragon, this study examines the reputation that Alfonso, as the new and unpopular King of Naples, needed to rebuild after moving his court to a new setting.

Journal

Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

150

Last Page

162

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