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The worlds of Petrarch

Author: Giuseppe Mazzotta
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1993.
Series: Duke monographs in Medieval and Renaissance studies, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the centre of Petrarch's vision, announcing a new way of seeing the world, was the individual, a sense of the self. This self seemed to be fragmented in Petrarch's work, divided among the worlds  Read more...

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Named Person: Francesco Petrarca
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giuseppe Mazzotta
ISBN: 0822313634 9780822313632 0822313960 9780822313960
OCLC Number: 906619029
Description: XV, 231 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ixNote on Petrarch's Texts xiiiIntroduction 1I. Antiquity and the New Arts 14II. The Thought of Love 33III. The Canzoniere and the Language of the Self 58IV. Ethics of Self 80V. The World of History 102VI. Orpheus: Rhetoric and Music 129VII. Humanism and Monastic Spirituality 147Appendix 1: Petrarch's Song 126 167Appendix 2: Ambivalence of Power 181Notes 193Index 223
Series Title: Duke monographs in Medieval and Renaissance studies, 14.
Responsibility: Giuseppe Mazzotta.
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"A richly textured, deeply learned, and broadly inclusive study of Petrarch's writing, his historical situation, and his contribution to our own cultural formation."-William Kennedy, Cornell Read more...

 
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