The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 5: Translated from the Latin by Members of the Language Department of the School of Economic Science, London

The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 5: Translated from the Latin by Members of the Language Department of the School of Economic Science, London

by Marsilio Ficino
     
 


The problems which troubled people's minds during the Italian Renaissance were much the same as today. In trying to cope with them, many deep thinking people turned to Marsilio Ficino for help. Through his letters he advised, encouraged, and occasionally reproved them. Fearlessly he expressed the truth and his wisdom influenced many of the finest Western minds. He…  See more details below

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The problems which troubled people's minds during the Italian Renaissance were much the same as today. In trying to cope with them, many deep thinking people turned to Marsilio Ficino for help. Through his letters he advised, encouraged, and occasionally reproved them. Fearlessly he expressed the truth and his wisdom influenced many of the finest Western minds. He numbered statesmen, popes, artists, scientists, and philosophers amongst his circle.

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“From every point of view it is a pleasure to read this perfect introduction to one of the most attractive and influential figures of the Italian Renaissance.” —Daily Telegraph

“Undoubtedly these letters comprise one of the ‘spiritual classics’ of the past thousand years.” —The Spectator

“All that we regard as the norm of Western European art . . . has flowered from Ficino's Florence.” —The Times

“So well translated, so well annotated and so beautifully produced that it is a pleasure to read and possess.” —Heythrop Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780856831294
Publisher:
Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, #5
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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