JACOPONE DA TODI
Born in Todi around year 1230, four years after the death of St Francis in Assisi, Jacopone died in Collazzone in year 1306: Dante Alighieri was starting writing the Divina Commedia.
Jacopone da Todi may be considered as the greatest poet of the Franciscan ideal and of the Italian literature before Dante. He is a protagonist of the European culture of the XIII century.
THE AIM OF THIS SITE
Our aim is to spread the knowledge of Jacopone’s personality, thought and poetry. We hope to enhance the visitors’ understanding and empathy for the great poet and mystic of Todi
POET AND MYSTIC
Jacopone da Todi is a poet and a mystic. His poetry is a unique combination of human realism and spiritual vision. His message is universal and of great topical interest for believers of any religion as well as for agnostic or atheist people
This section is open to contributions concerning Jacopone’s thoughts, life and poetry as well as religious, political, social and ethical points of view.
An important paper, ‘The International Contribution to the Study of Jacopone da Todi’, by Claudio Peri and Andrew Halpin, has just been published in the prestigious American Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures. This paper draws attention to the extensive and important work on Jacopone da Todi being undertaken outside of Italy and it contrasts the approaches to Jacopone taken by Italian and non-Italian scholars. The results of this comparison are extremely interesting and help us to propose a new and more appropriate image of Jacopone as a great poet and mystic. The issue is already live on the online platform, SPC; here is the link: https://
THE BOOK OF THE LAUDS
Edited by Claudio Peri and printed by Fabrizio Fabbri Editore (Perugia 2020). The comments and Italian translation of the Lauds allow an easy, immediate understanding to Italian readers. Translation into English and French of the Lauds is available upon request.