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Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 16 – Guerino Meschino

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 16,  Guerino Meschino, by Andrea da Barberino. This manuscript was written in Italy in 1472, in Italian, and it is a romance about Guerino, son of an Italian prince. Separated from his parents as a baby and deprived of his royal status (dubbed “Meschino,” “Wretched”), he embarks on a number of chivalric adventures, travels the world, discovers his identity, and returns to recapture his kingdom. This work is also known as Guerino il Meschino, Guerrino detto il Meschino and Meschino da Durazzo.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.

 

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