ISBN-10: 0312154380

ISBN-13: 9780312154387

Edition: 2003

Authors: Francesco Petrarca, Carol E. Quillen, Carol E. Quillen

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One of the great poets of the 14th century, Italian scholar Francesco Petrarch is also regarded as the father of the humanist movement. The Secret, Petrarch's autobiographical treatise translated here from the Latin, represents a "humanist manifesto" central to understanding European culture during the early modern period. Carol Quillen's introductory essay to this volume illuminates the development of humanist practices, Petrarch's role in the dissemination of humanist ideas, the importance of The Secret as a humanist text, and the enduring historical significance of the humanist tradition in Western thought and culture. Also included are several illustrations, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and questions for consideration.
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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 178
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction: Petrarch's Secret and Renaissance Humanism
Petrarch and the Humanist Movement
A Crown for a Poet
The Lure of the Past
Petrarch and the Ancients
Defining Humanism
Humanism After Petrarch The Secret
A Humanist Manifesto
The Composition and Structure of The Secret
Augustinus and Franciscus
The Legacy of The Secret
A Note on the Translation
The Secret
Related Documents
Petrarch, First Letter to Marcus Tullius Cicero, Dated June 16, 1345
Augustine, From Confessions, Finished ca. 400 C.E.
Virgil, From Aeneid, ca. 20 B.C.E. and Augustine, From The City of God, Finished ca. 426 C.E.
Glossary of Names
A Petrarch Chronology (1304-1374)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
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