In the Footsteps of the Ancients: The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni

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This monograph demonstrates why humanism began in Italy in the mid-thirteenth century. It considers Petrarch a third generation humanist, who christianized a secular movement. The analysis traces the beginning of humanism in poetry and its gradual penetration of other Latin literary genres, and, through stylistic analyses of texts, the extent to which imitation of the ancients produced changes in cognition and visual perception. The volume traces the link between vernacular translations and the emergence of Florence as the ...

In the Footsteps of the Ancients: The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni 2003, Brill, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780391042025

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'In the Footsteps of the Ancients': The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni 2000, Brill, Leiden, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789004113978

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