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A Middle English translation from Petrarch's Secretum

Author: Francesco Petrarca; Edward Wilson; Daniel Wakelin
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : published for The Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Early English Text Society (Series)., Original series ;, no. 351.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This previously unpublished verse translation of Book 1 of Petrarch's Secretum, or 'secret book', is a landmark in the history of English humanism. It is only the third work by Petrarch to be translated into English, and is the most accurate and extensive translation of his work before the 1530's. -- The Secretum is a dialogue between Franciscus and Augustinus (fictionalized versions of Petrarch himself and St.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern
Translations into English
Translations into Middle English
Named Person: Francesco Petrarca; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Francesco Petrarca; Francesco Petrarca; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Francesco Petrarca
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Petrarca; Edward Wilson; Daniel Wakelin
ISBN: 9780198828334 0198828330
OCLC Number: 1033524788
Language Note: Text in Middle English; introduction and editorial matter in modern English.
Description: lxviii, 96 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Sigla --
Introduction / Daniel Wakelin --
Editorial policy --
Bibliography --
A Middle English translation from Petrarch's Secretum --
Explanatory notes --
Select glossary --
Table of correspondences.
Series Title: Early English Text Society (Series)., Original series ;, no. 351.
Other Titles: Secretum.
Petrarch's Secretum
Secretum
Responsibility: edited by Edward Wilson ; completed with an introduction by Daniel Wakelin.

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This is the first printed edition of a landmark work in the history of English humanism and perhaps English drama: a translation of part of Petrarch's Secretum into English verse.  Read more...

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