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Petrarch : The First Modern Scholar and Man of Letters - James Harvey Robinson

Petrarch

The First Modern Scholar and Man of Letters

Paperback Published: 22nd December 2003
ISBN: 9781410209924
Number Of Pages: 452

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The purpose of this volume is essentially historical. It is not a piece of literary criticism; it is only incidentally a biography. It has been prepared with the single but lively hope of making a little clearer the development of modern culture. It views Petrarch not as a poet, nor even, primarily, as a many-sided man of genius, but as the mirror of his age - a mirror in which are reflected all the momentous contrasts between waning Medievalism and the dawning Renaissance. Petrarch knew almost everyone worth knowing in those days; consequently few historical sources can rival his letters in value and interest; their character and significance are discussed at length in the introduction to this book. At the time of original publication in 1898, James Harvey Robinson was Professor of History in Columbia University, and Henry Winchester Rolfe was Sometime Professor of Latin in Swarthmore College. "The authors of this book have produced a very useful and readable monograph...The book is a work of sound scholarship, destined to be of practical service to the student, and it has the lighter qualities which will commend its learning to the general reader. - New York Tribune

ISBN: 9781410209924
ISBN-10: 141020992X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 22nd December 2003
Publisher: INTL LAW & TAXATION PUBL
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.49