The “tre corone”

Mapping Dante: a digital project by Ph.D. candidate Andrea Gazzoni


The expression “tre corone” designates Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio as the “three crowns” of Italian literature. The talks by Kristina Olson (on Dante and Bocaccio) in the Fall and those by Jonathan Combs-Schilling (2/22) and Gur Zak (3/26) in the spring, both devoted to Petrarch, unfolded this topic. The conference on “Strategies of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Europe” on April 16-17 also included papers on the “three crowns.” The first issue of the new online journal Bibliotheca Dantesca, sponsored by the Center, will be published in December 2018.