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Of Jealousy, Women Warriors, & Spin-Offs: Secondo Tarentino’s Bradamante gelosa

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library recently acquired an extremely rare first edition of this epic poem, of which only two other copies have been identified worldwide. This lecture by Eleonora Stoppino explores the poem, Della Bradamante gelosa by Secondo Tarentino, which is composed in ottava rima and narrates the romantic adventures of the fictional Christian knight heroine Bradamante, who is the cousin of Orlando in the famous Orlando Furioso. The book, featuring five half-page woodcut illustrations, will be on display. This event is free and open to the public; all are welcome.