The Italian Renaissance / Edition 2

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An anthology of writings from the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries designed to illustrate the life and thought of Italians for students and the general reader. It offers a broad sampling of humanist work by educators, statesmen, philosophers, churchmen and courtiers translated into English. This is a reprint of a book first published in 1965.

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Editorial Reviews

Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier

'This collection of humanistic prose is invaluable to all those who contemplate the history of western civilization, but most especially to students of the Italian Renaissance history, literature, philosophy, and art history who will greatly benefit from this engaging scholarly survey of hard-to-find original texts of important works.'

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Co-published with the Renaissance Society of America. Reprint of a text published by Prentice Hall in 1965. Presents relatively extensive selections from 11 documents which illustrate the life and thought of Italians in the 15th and 16th centuries. Among the documents: The Prince Machiavelli, The Commentaries Pope Pius II, and The Notebooks Da Vinci. Each is introduced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802077356
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Series: RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series , #2
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Werner L. Gundersheimer is Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
from A Letter in Defense of Liberal Studies 13
from De Ingenuis Moribus To Ubertinus of Carrara 25
from Lives of Illustrious Men of the Fifteenth Century 39
from The Forgery of the Alleged Donation of Constantine 55
from The Commentaries 69
from Oration on the Dignity of Man 93
from Chronicle of the City of Perugia 113
from The Prince 123
from Gli Asolani 137
from The Courtier 149
from The Notebooks 163
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