Chiara Cassiani

Rome 1517: parody and satire against the Curia on the eve of Reformation

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Keywords: Roma, Andrea Guarda, Pasquino, Erasmo, Hutten

The essay reconstructs the cultural tensions that characterized the Roman environment around the crucial year of 1517, and focuses on the significant role that the genres of parody and satire had in the most problematic phase of the Church. The presence of writers such as Ariosto, Berni and Aretino favored the development of Pasquin’s comedy, while prose writing, on the line of Erasmian humor, took on the envelope of Luciano’s dialogues to address anti-clerical issues

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