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Invectives by Francesco Petrarca
Book DescriptionFrancesco 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674030886
(203mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Francesco Petrarca
My Secret Book, Hardback (April 2016)
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.
Canzoniere, Paperback (October 2002)
The "Canzoniere", a sequence of sonnets and other verse forms, were written over a period of about 40 years. They describe Petrarch's intense love for Laura, whom he first met in Avignon in 1327, and her effect on him after she died in 1348. This collection examines the poet's spiritual crisis, and explores important contemporary issues.
Petrarch, Paperback (May 1999)» View all books by Francesco Petrarca
The definitive bilingual verse translation of Petrarch's Canzoniere.
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Author Biography - Francesco Petrarca
David Marsh is Professor of Italian at Rutgers University and the author of Lucian and the Latins: Humor and Humanism in the Early Renaissance.
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