Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his epic poem 'Gerusalemme Liberata' (Jerusalem Delivered), which depicts a highly imaginative version of the battles between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade.


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  1. 1. Jerusalem Delivered

    The epic poem unfolds during the First Crusade, depicting Christian knights led by Godfrey of Bouillon as they lay siege to Jerusalem, aiming to recapture the holy city from Muslim control. The narrative weaves together themes of love, valor, and chivalry, with a cast of characters that includes the brave knight Rinaldo and the enchanting sorceress Armida. As the warriors confront various supernatural and earthly challenges, the poem explores the conflict between Christian duty and personal passion, ultimately celebrating the virtues of heroism and piety in the quest for divine providence and the triumph of Christian faith.

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