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Invectives - The I Tatti Renaissance Library (Paperback)
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Invectives - The I Tatti Renaissance Library (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 02/09/2008
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Francesco Petrarca, one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive ancient Roman language and literature. Petrarch's four "Invectives", written in Latin, were inspired by the eloquence of the great Roman orator Cicero. "The Invectives" are directed against the cultural idols of the Middle Ages - against scholastic philosophy and medicine as well as the dominance of French culture. They defend the value of literature and provide a clear statement of the values of Renaissance humanism. The new translations in this volume, commissioned for the I Tatti Renaissance Library, include the first English translation of three of the four invectives.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674030886
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 15 mm


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Impeccably edited and translated by David Marsh.
Impeccably edited and translated by David Marsh. -- Anthony T. Grafton "New York Review of Books" (10/05/2006)

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