Orlando Innamorato ("Orlando in Love") is an epic poem written by the Italian Renaissance author Matteo Maria Boiardo. An epic is a lengthy Narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. The Renaissance (from French Renaissance, meaning "rebirth" Italian: Rinascimento, from re- "again" and nascere Matteo Maria Boiardo (c 1434 &ndash December 20, 1494) was an Italian Renaissance Poet. The poem is written in the ottava rima stanza rhythm consisting of 68 cantos and a half. For etymology and similar terms see Octave. Ottava rima is a rhyming Stanza form of Italian origin Boiardo begun the poem about his 38th year, but interrupted it for a time because of the Venetian war. The Most Serene Republic of Venice ((Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta or Repùblica de Venesia Serenissima Repubblica He is believed to have continued till 1486, but then left the poem unfinished.
Boiardo's Orlando was first published in 1495. The poem, after sixteen editions, was not to be republished for nearly three centuries. Francesco Berni's rifacimento, or recasting of L'Orlando appeared in 1542, and from that date till 1830, when Panizzi revived it, Boiardo's name was all but forgotten. Francesco Berni (ca 1497 - May 26, 1536) was an Italian Poet. Rifacimento is a term describing a Literary work recast to adapt it to a change in the circumstances of the time Sir Antonio Genesio Maria Panizzi ( 16 September 1797 – 8 April 1879) better known as Anthony Panizzi, was a naturalized British
Orlando Innamorato is a romance concerning the travels of the heroic knight Orlando (Roland). As a Literary genre of High culture, romance or chivalric romance refers to a style of heroic Prose and verse Narrative A hero (from Greek grc ἥρως hērōs) in Greek mythology and Folklore, was originally a Demigod, the offspring of a mortal and Knight is the English term for a social position originating in the Middle Ages. Roland ( Italian: Orlando or Rolando, Frankish: Hruodland, Dutch: Roeland, Spanish: Roldán Roland ( Italian: Orlando or Rolando, Frankish: Hruodland, Dutch: Roeland, Spanish: Roldán To material largely quarried from the Carolingian and Arthurian cycles Boiardo added a superstructure of his own making. The Matter of France, also known as the Carolingian cycle, is a body of Legendary history that springs from the Old French Medieval literature The Matter of Britain is a name given collectively to the Legends that concern the Celtic and legendary History of Great Britain, especially those As the plot is not woven around a single pivotal action, the inextricable maze of most cunningly contrived episodes are seen to be linked, first, with the quest of beautiful Angelica by love-smitten Orlando and the other enamoured knights, then with the defence of Albracca by Angelica's father, the King of Cathay, against the beleaguering Tartars, and, finally, with the Moors' siege of Paris and their struggle with Charlemagne's army. Angelica is a character in the epic poem Orlando innamorato by Matteo Maria Boiardo. Cathay is the Anglicized version of "Catai" and an alternative name for China in English Tatars ( Tatar: Tatarlar/Татарлар sometimes spelled Tartars, are a Turkic -speaking ethnic group or multiple ethnic groups The description Moors has referred to several historic and modern populations of Muslim (and earlier non-Muslim people of Berber and Arab descent Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Charlemagne (ˈʃɑrlɨmeɪn Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus meaning Charles the Great) (747 – 28 January 814 was King of the Franks from 768 to his
In spite of its unfinished state and some deficiencies in rhythm, Boiardo's Orlando is considered a magnificent work of art, echoing throughout the poet's ardent devotion to Love and Loyalty, shedding warmth and sunshine wherever the lapse of ages had rendered the legends colourless and cold. Orlando's exploits were continued in the Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto in 1516. Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando" more literally "Mad Orlando" in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized is an Italian Also another Renaissance poet, Torquato Tasso also borrowed on many of Boiardo's epic conventions, although his "Jerusalem Delivered" does not use the Orlando frame. Torquato Tasso ( 11 March 1544 &ndash 25 April 1595) was an Italian Poet of the 16th century best known for his poem Jerusalem Delivered ( La Gerusalemme liberata) (first published 1581 is an Epic poem by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso which tells