Sorrow and Consolation in Italian Humanism

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George McClure offers here a far-reaching analysis of the role of consolation in Italian Renaissance culture, showing how the humanists' interest in despair, and their effort to open up this realm in both social and personal terms, signaled a shift toward a heightened secularization in European thought. Analyzing works by fourteenth-and fifteenth-century writers, from Petrarch to Marsilio Ficino, McClure examines the treatment of such problems as bereavement, fear of death, illness, despair, and misfortune. These writers, ...

Sorrow and Consolation in Italian Humanism 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691635408

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Sorrow and Consolation in Italian Humanism 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Sorrow and Consolation in Italian Humanism 1990, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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