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The poet's wisdom : the humanists, the church, and the formation of philosophy in the early Renaissance

Author: Timothy Kircher
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, 133
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book explores the philosophical thinking of Petrarch and Boccaccio in contrast to the writings of contemporary mendicants. Examining both Latin and vernacular works, it investigates how these  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Kircher
ISBN: 9004146377 9789004146372
OCLC Number: 860001633
Description: x, 316 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsI. IntroductionII. Tracking the Vagaries of Time: Anxiety and Freedom in Humanist Accounts of the Plague of 1348III. Morality's Hazy Mirror: The Humanist Modality of Moral Communication in the DecameronIV. The Paradox of Experience and Moral Authority in Petrarch's WritingsV. The Sea as an Image of TemporalityVI. The Ethics of Pleasure: Faces of the FeminineVII. Senescence and RenascenceBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, 133
Responsibility: by Timothy Kircher.

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Kircher's combined talent for literary criticism and historical contextualization results in a most rewarding fusion which should be of inspiration to a new generation of Renaissance scholars.Rocco Read more...

 
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