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The Italian Renaissance Reader

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A natural heir of the Renaissance and once tightly conjoined to its study, continental philosophy broke from Renaissance studies around the time of World War II. In The Other Renaissance, Rocco Rubini achieves what many have attempted to do since: bring them back together. Telling the story of modern Italian philosophy through the lens of Renaissance scholarship, he recovers a strand of philosophic history that sought to reactivate the humanist ideals of the Renaissance, even as philosophy elsewhere progressed toward decidedly antihumanist sentiments.

           

Bookended by Giambattista Vico and Antonio Gramsci, this strand of Renaissance-influenced philosophy rose in reaction to the major revolutions of the time in Italy, such as national unity, fascism, and democracy. Exploring the ways its thinkers critically assimilated the thought of their northern counterparts, Rubini uncovers new possibilities in our intellectual history: that antihumanism could have been forestalled, and that our postmodern condition could have been entirely different. In doing so, he offers an important new way of thinking about the origins of modernity, one that renews a trust in human dignity and the Western legacy as a whole.

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A single volume introduction to the major writers of the Italian Renaissance—Petrarch, Boccaccio, Alberti, della Mirandola, da Vinci, Castiglione, Machiavelli, Buonarroti, Guicciardini, Cellini, and Vasari.

About the Author

Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Francesco Petrarca

"Letter to Posterity"

"The Ascent of Mount Ventoux"

Selected Poems from the Canzoniere

Giovanni Bocaccio

Stories from the Decameron

Leon Battista Alberti

Selections from The Book of the Family Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola

Selections from The Oration on the Dignity of Man

Leonardo da Vinci

Selections from the Notebooks

Baldesar Castiglione

Selections from The Book of the Courtier

Niccol&ograve; Machiavelli

Selections from The Prince

Francesco Guicciardini

Selections from the Ricordi

Benvenuto Cellini

Selections from Cellini's Life

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Selected Poems Giorgio Vasari

Selections from Lives of the Most Famous Artists

The Italian Renaissance: Further Readings

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452010130
Editor:
Bondanella, Julia Conaway
Editor:
Musa, Mark
Editor:
Bondanella, Julia Conaway
Editor:
Musa, Mark
Author:
Bondanella, Julia Conaway
Author:
Musa, Mark
Author:
Rubini, Rocco
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Italian literature
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Modern
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
bk. 3
Publication Date:
19871131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 18

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