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Lecture of Timothy Attanucci: "Fortunatus" and Co.: Translations and Adaptions of a melancholic Bestseller (1509-1823)

Timothy Attanucci



Zoom-Lecture of IFK_Research Fellow Timothy Attanucci, 15 March 2021.


Recent studies claim that as many as one in five CEOs may be psychopaths. In the early days of capitalism, an anonymous novel painted a portrait of the merchant Fortunatus as clever, cutthroat, anxious, and greedy. His (mis-)adventures became one of the most translated and adapted stories in early modern Europe.