Miscellanies - The I Tatti Renaissance Library (Hardback)
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Miscellanies - The I Tatti Renaissance Library (Hardback)

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Hardback 672 Pages
Published: 31/03/2020
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An Open Letters Review Best Book of the Year

Angelo Poliziano (1454–1494) was one of the great scholar-poets of the Italian Renaissance and the leading literary figure of Florence in the age of Lorenzo de’ Medici, “il Magnifico.” The poet’s Miscellanies, including a “first century” published in 1489 and a “second century” unfinished at his death, constitute the most innovative contribution to classical philology of the Renaissance. Each chapter is a mini-essay on some lexical or textual problem which Poliziano, drawing on the riches of the Medici Library and Lorenzo’s collection of antiquities, solves with his characteristic mixture of deep learning, analytic skill, and brash criticism of his predecessors. Volume 1 presents a new Latin edition of The First Century of the Miscellanies, and these volumes together present the first translation of both collections into any modern language.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674049376
Number of pages: 672
Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A lot of work has gone into the English translation, which is more helpful than usual given the kind of material with which Poliziano is working. There are also enough notes to facilitate a first reading of the text. In short, the work itself is well worth the read, and the editors/translators have done a real service in making it much more accessible than it has been. - Craig Kallendorf, Neo-Latin News

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