The Authorship of the Secrets of Alexis of Piedmont (Venice, 1555)
THE AUTHORSHIP OF THE SECRETS OF ALEXIS OF PIEDMONT (VENICE, 1555)
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The paper aims to question a widespread belief that famous Secrets of Alexis of Piedmont were authored by a minor literary figure Girolamo Ruscelli. It also suggests that Alexis of Piedmont is not Ruscelli’s pseudonym, but actually the true name of the author of this work, who, in view of his profession and own scientific interests, appears to fit in this context far better than Ruscelli.
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