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14%OFFFrancesco Petrarca - My Secret Book (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) - 9780674003460 - V9780674003460
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My Secret Book (The I Tatti Renaissance Library)

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Description for My Secret Book (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) Hardcover. Petrarch was the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive literary Latin, the language of the Roman Empire, and Greco-Roman culture in general. My Secret Book reveals a remarkable self-awareness as he probes and evaluates the springs of his own morally dubious addictions to fame and love. Editor(s): Mann, Nicholas. Translator(s): Mann, Nicholas. Series: The I Tatti Renaissance Library. Num Pages: 250 pages. BIC Classification: 1DST; DCF; HPCB. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 203 x 133. .
Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive literary Latin, the language of the Roman Empire, and Greco-Roman culture in general. My Secret Book (Secretum) records the private conflict of my thoughts, in the form of a dialogue between Franciscus and Augustinus in the presence of a beautiful woman, Truth personified. The discussion reveals remarkable self-awareness as Petrarca probes and evaluates the springs of his own morally dubious addictions to Fame and Love.

Product Details

Publisher
Harvard University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Series
The I Tatti Renaissance Library
Condition
New
Weight
417g
Number of Pages
250
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass, United States
ISBN
9780674003460
SKU
V9780674003460
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-44

About Francesco Petrarca
Nicholas Mann is former director of The Warburg Institute and professor emeritus, University of London.

Reviews for My Secret Book (The I Tatti Renaissance Library)
An aristocratic devotion to our culture continues to manifest itself even today in the most prestigious centers of study and thought. One has merely to look at the very recent (begun in 2001), rigorous and elegant humanistic series of Harvard University, with the original Latin text, English translation, introduction and notes.
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