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Author Lee, Alexander.

Title Petrarch and St. Augustine [electronic resource] : Classical Scholarship, Christian Theology and the Origins of the Renaissance in Italy.

Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (392 pages).
Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; v. 210
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 210.
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One A Question of Attribution; Chapter Two Stoicism and 'Augustinianism' in the Secretum; Chapter Three All in the Mind: Otium in the De Otio Religioso; Chapter Four The Hidden Life of Solitude; Chapter Five The Holy Passion of Friendship; Chapter Six Eloquence and Philosophy; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Challenging the familiar view of Francesco Petrarca as the 'father of humanism', this book offers a comprehensive re-interpretation of Petrarch's debt to the theology of St. Augustine, and advances a provocative new reading of the development of humanism in Italy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 -- Religion.
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo -- Influence.
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374
Humanism -- Italy -- History.
Renaissance -- Italy.
Italy -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lee, Alexander. Petrarch and St. Augustine : Classical Scholarship, Christian Theology and the Origins of the Renaissance in Italy. Leiden : BRILL, ©2012 9789004224032
ISBN 9789004226029 (electronic bk.)
9004226028 (electronic bk.)
9789004224032 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786613530622