Petrarch

Petrarch

A Critical Guide to the Complete Works

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Although Francesco Petrarca (1304-74) is best known today for cementing the sonnet's place in literary history, he was also a philosopher, historian, orator, and one of the foremost classical scholars of his age. Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works is the only comprehensive, single-volume source to which anyone--scholar, student, or general reader--can turn for information on each of Petrarch's works, its place in the poet's oeuvre, and a critical exposition of its defining features.             A sophisticated but accessible handbook that illuminates Petrarch's love of  classical culture, his devout Christianity, his public celebrity, and his struggle for inner peace, this encyclopedic volume covers both Petrarch's Italian and Latin writings and the various genres in which he excelled: poem, tract, dialogue, oration, and letter. A biographical introduction and chronology anchor the book, making Petrarch an invaluable resource for specialists in Italian, comparative literature, history, classics, religious studies, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012, c2009
Edition: Paperback ed
ISBN: 9780226437422
0226437426
9780226437415
0226437418
Branch Call Number: PQ4540 .P48 2012x
Characteristics: xxii, 542 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Maggi, Armando
Kirkham, Victoria

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