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Invectives (I Tatti Renaissance Library) / Edition 1
     

Invectives (I Tatti Renaissance Library) / Edition 1

by Francesco Petrarca
 

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ISBN-10: 0674011546

ISBN-13: 2900674011549

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Harvard


Francesco Petrarca, one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive ancient Roman language and literature. Petrarch’s four Invectives, written in Latin, were inspired by the eloquence of the great Roman orator Cicero. The Invectives are directed against the cultural idols of the Middle

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Francesco Petrarca, one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive ancient Roman language and literature. Petrarch’s four Invectives, written in Latin, were inspired by the eloquence of the great Roman orator Cicero. The Invectives are directed against the cultural idols of the Middle Ages—against scholastic philosophy and medicine as well as the dominance of French culture. They defend the value of literature and provide a clear statement of the values of Renaissance humanism. The new translations in this volume, commissioned for the I Tatti Renaissance Library, include the first English translation of three of the four invectives.

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ISBN-13:
2900674011549
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
I Tatti Renaissance Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction

  • Invectives against a Physician
  • Invective against a Man of High Rank with No Knowledge or Virtue
  • On His Own Ignorance and That of Many Others
  • Invective against a Detractor of Italy

  • Note on the Texts and Translations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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