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Petrarch : a critical guide to the complete works

Author: Victoria Kirkham; Armando Maggi
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
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Although Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374) is best known today for his Italian poetry, he was also a philosopher, historian, orator, and one of the foremost classical scholars of his age. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Kirkham; Armando Maggi
ISBN: 9780226437415 0226437418 9780226437422 0226437426
OCLC Number: 262429412
Description: xxii, 542 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. An enduring vernacular legacy. The self in the labyrinth of time (Rerum vulgarium fragmenta) / Teodolinda Barolini ; The poem of memory (Triumphi) / Fabio Finotti ; Petrarch's damned poetry and the poetics of exclusion (Rime disperse) / Justin Steinberg --
Part 2. Literary debut, latin humanism, and orations. The rebirth of the Romans as models of character (De viris illustribus) / Ronald G. Witt ; Petrarch's philological epic (Africa) / Simone Marchesi ; The beginnings of humanistic oratory: Petrarch's Coronation Oration (Collatio laureareationis) / Dennis Looney ; Petrarch the courtier: five public speeches (Arenga facta venecijs, Arringa facta Mediolani, Arenga facta in civitate Novarie, Collatio brevis coram Iohanne Francorum rege, Orazione per la seconda ambasceria veneziana) / Victoria Kirkham ; The unforgettable books of things to be remembered (Rerum memorandarum libri) / Paolo Cherchi --
Part 3. Contemplative serenity. Pastoral as personal mythology in history (Bucolicum carmen) / Stefano Carrai --
"You will be my solitude": solitude as prophecy (De vita solitaria) / Armando Maggi ; A humanistic approach to religious solitude (De otio religioso) / Susanna Barsella --
Part 4. Journeys into the soul. The burning question: crisis and cosmology in the secret (Secretum) / David Marsh ; Petrarch's personal psalms (Psalmi penitentiales) / E. Ann Matter ; The place of the itinerarium (Itinerarium ad sepulchrum domini nostri Yhesu Christi) / Theodore J. Cachey Jr. --
Part 5. Life's turbulence. On the two faces of fortune (De remediis utriusque fortunae) / Timothy Kircher ; The art of invective (Invective contra medicum) / Stefano Cracolici ; The economy of invective and a man in the middle (De sui ipsius et multorum ignorantia) / William J. Kennedy --
Part 6. Petrarch the epistler. A poetic journal (Epystole) / Giuseppe Velli ; The book without a name: Petrarch's open secret (Liber sine nomine) / Ronald L. Martinez ; The uncollected poet (Lettere disperse) / Lynn Laura Westwater ; Petrarch's epistolary epic: letters on familiar matters (Rerum familiarum libri) / Giuseppe F. Mazzotta ; Letters of old age: love between men, Griselde, and farewell to letters (Rerum senilium libri) / David Wallace --
Epilogue. To write as another: the testamentum (Testamentum) / Armando Maggi.
Responsibility: edited by Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi.

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