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The portable Renaissance reader

Author: James Bruce Ross; Mary Martin McLaughlin
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1953.
Series: Viking portable library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The golden age of Italy and Northern Europe, 1400-1600, shown forth in all its rich diversity in the writings of its acknowledged masters.
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Ross, James Bruce, 1902-
Portable Renaissance reader.
New York, Viking Press, 1953
(OCoLC)570713953
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Bruce Ross; Mary Martin McLaughlin
OCLC Number: 1189572
Description: xii, 756 pages ; 17 cm.
Contents: pt. 1 : An age of gold. This our age. War and the golden age / Jean de Montreuil --
The Turkish menace / Cardinal Bessarion --
A bleak prospect / Pope Pius II --
The golden age in Florence / Marsilio Ficino --
An age of gold / Erasmus of Rotterdam --
The restoration of the Gospel / Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples --
The necessary evils / Richard Eden --
The golden age / Torquato Tasso --
The excellence of this age / Loys Le Roy --
The evils of the times / Justus Lipsius --
Don Quixote and the golden age / Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra --
The return of the muses. The man of letters / Francesco Petrarca --
The return of the muses / Giovanni Boccaccio --
Petrarca and the art of poetry / Leonardo Bruni --
The glory of the Latin language / Lorenzo Valla --
Germany invokes the muses / Joachim von Watt --
The arts reborn / Giorgio Vasari --
The new-found world. The golden world / Pietro Martire d'Anghiera --
Joyful news from the new-found world / Nicolas Monardes --
The old world and the new / Michel de Montaigne --
Tobacco, tobacco / Anonymous. pt. 2 : The city of man. The pursuit of profit. The prosperity of Florence / Benedetto Dei --
Venice, mistress of the seas / Arnold von Harff --
The Hapsburgs and the Fuggers / Maximilian I, Jakob Fugger --
Jack of Newberie, an English clothier / Thomas Deloney --
Antwerp, the great market / Ludovico Guicciardini --
The dearness of things / Jean Bodin --
The manner of the world. Life in Vienna / Pope Pius II --
The plight of the French poor / Cahier of the Estates General --
Life among the English / Venetian Relazione --
The manner of the world nowadayes / John Skelton --
A painter's travels / Albrecht Dürer --
The Peasant's War in Tyrol / Georg Kirchmair, Michael Geismayr --
A house in Venice / Pietro Aretino --
Observations on the Turks / Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq --
The judgment of a witch / Fugger News-Letter --
The edifice of power. The circle of governments / Niccoló Machiavelli --
A portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici / Francesco Guicciardini --
The balance of power in Italy / Francesco Guicciardini --
Henry VII, a new monarch / Francis Bacon --
Charles V and Philip his son / Marino Cavalli --
The strength and weakness of France / Michele Suriano --
The search for perfection. On virtù and fortune / Leon Battista Alberti --
The perfect country house / Leon Battista Alberti --
The perfect gentleman / Giovanni della Casa --
The relief of the poor / Juan Luis Vives --
The reform of the commonwealth / Thomas Starkey --
War and the law of nations / Francisco de Vitoria --
The concord of the world / Guillaume Postel. pt. 3 : The study of man. Learning of the best sort. The ruins of Rome / Poggio Bracciolini --
The restoration of Rome / Bartolommeo Platina --
The soul of man / Marsilio Ficino --
The immortality of the soul / Pietro Pomponazzi --
The life of a scholar-printer / Aldus Manutius --
On the New Testament / Erasmus of Rotterdam --
Pythagoras reborn / Johann Reuchlin --
Gargantua's advice to Pantagruel / François Rabelais --
The Orphic lyre. In praise of poetry / Giovanni Boccaccio --
Music and the courtier / Baldassare Castiglione --
A complaint by night of the lover not beloved / Francesco Petrarca --
On the death of the Lady Laura / Francesco Petrarca --
A ballata / Angelo Poliziano --
A carnival song / Lorenzo de' Medici --
Astolpho's journey / Ludovico Ariosto --
Love's justification / Michelangelo Buonarroti --
To Vittoria Colonna : the model and the statue / Michelangelo Buonarroti --
Mass of love : a Spanish ballad / Anonymous --
A sonnet / Luis Vaz de Camões --
Night of stars / Luis de León --
To the moon / Pierre de Ronsard --
Of his lady's old age / Pierre de Ronsard --
Happy who like Ulysses / Joachim du Bellay --
A sonnet to heavenly beauty / Joachim du Bellay --
Poor loving soul / Louise Labé --
My lute awake / Sir Thomas Wyatt --
Thou blind man's mark / Sir Philip Sidney --
Weep you no more, sad fountains / Anonymous --
The theater of life. Orfeo / Angelo Poliziano --
A theatrical performance / Baldassare Castiglione --
Lazarillo de Tormes / Anonnymous --
The dignity of man. The dignity of man / Giovanni Pico della Mirandola --
Self portrait of a universal man / Leon Battista Alberti --
St. Thomas More / Nicholas Harpsfield --
Michelangelo Buonarroti / Ascanio Condivi --
On himself and his life / Girolamo Cardano. pt. 4 : The book of nature. The arts and nature. The art of building / Leon Battista Alberti --
Nature, art, and science / Leonardo da Vinci --
The casting of the "Perseus" / Benvenuto Cellini --
On landscape painting / Karel van Mander --
The art of Paracelsus / Paracelsus --
A surgeon in the field / Ambrose Paré --
Anatomy and the art of medicine / Andreas Vesalius --
The health of the mind / Girolamo Fracastoro --
On nature and experience / Bernard Palissy --
Revolution of the spheres. The diurnal rotation of the Earth / Nicole Oresme --
The nature of the universe / Nicholas of Cusa --
The revolutions of the celestial spheres / Nicholas Copernicus --
The new star / Tycho Brahe --
Comrades in the pursuit of truth / Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler --
The starry herald / Galileo Galilei. pt. 5 : The kingdom of God. The congregation of the faithful. The trial of Jerome of Prague / Poggio Bracciolini --
The unity of the Church / Nicholas of Cusa --
The election of a pope / Pope Pius II --
A preacher of reform / Girolamo Savonarola --
Savonarola, a portrait / Francesco Guicciardini --
The Lutheran revolt / Alfonso de Valdés --
An Anabaptist view of the Church / Peter Rideman --
An appeal to the Council of Trent / Reginald Pole --
The true Kirk and its signs / John Knox --
Freedom of the will. On free will / Erasmus of Rotterdam --
The bondage of the will / Martin Luther --
Free will and predestination / John Calvin --
True Christian piety. The brethren of the common life / Thomas a Kempis --
Members of one body / Erasmus of Rotterdam --
The faith of a Christian / Martin Luther --
The self-knowledge of a Christian / Juan de Valdés --
The fervent spirits / Pietro Paolo Vergerio --
The livery of Christ / Hugh Latimer --
Good Christian discipline / John Calvin --
The Lord's labour / St. Teresa of Avila --
The obscure night of the soul / St. John of the Cross.
Series Title: Viking portable library.
Responsibility: edited, and with an introduction, by James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin.

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The golden age of Italy and Northern Europe, 1400-1600, shown forth in all its rich diversity in the writings of its acknowledged masters.

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