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Petrarch's humanism and the care of the self

Author: Gur Zak
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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In this book, Gur Zak examines two central issues in Petrarch's works - his humanist philosophy and his concept of the self.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Zak, Gur, 1975-
Petrarch's humanism and the care of the self.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009039185
(OCoLC)441946005
Named Person: Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca; Pétrarque.; Francesco Petrarca; Pétrarque; Francesco Petrarca
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gur Zak
ISBN: 9780511729812 0511729812 9780511726521 051172652X 9780511727917 0511727917
OCLC Number: 772458276
Description: 1 online resource (x, 179 pages)
Contents: The indeterminate self : writing, desire, and temporality in Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta --
The crisis of the narrative self --
Petrarch's humanism and the ethics of care of the self --
Ovid, Augustine, and the limits of the ethics of care of the self.
Responsibility: Gur Zak.

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