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The Earthly republic : Italian humanists on government and society

Author: Benjamin G Kohl; Ronald G Witt; Elizabeth B Welles
Publisher: [Philadelphia] : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents seven edited and translated primary texts that shed light on the subject of "civic humanism" in the Renaissance. This work includes a treatise of Francesco Petrarca on government, two  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin G Kohl; Ronald G Witt; Elizabeth B Welles
ISBN: 081227752X 9780812277524 0812210972 9780812210972
OCLC Number: 3932929
Description: viii, 337 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: General introduction / Benjamin G. Kohl and Ronald G. Witt --
How a ruler ought to govern his state / Francesco Petrarca --
Letter to Peregrino Zambeccari / Coluccio Salutati --
Letter to Caterina di messer Vierei di Donatino d'Arezzo / Coluccio Salutati --
Panegyric to the city of Florence / Leonardo Bruni --
On wifely duties / Francesco Barbaro --
On avarice / Poggio Bracciolini --
The Pazzi conspiracy / Angelo Poliziano.
Responsibility: edited [and translated] by Benjamin G. Kohl & Ronald G. Witt, with Elizabeth B. Welles.

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