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George McClure offers here a far-reaching analysis of the role of consolation in Italian Renaissance culture, showing how the humanists' interest in despair, and their effort to open up this realm in both social and personal terms, signaled a shift toward a heightened secularization in European thought. Analyzing works by fourteenth-and fifteenth-century writers, from Petrarch to Marsilio Ficino, McClure examines the treatment of such problems as bereavement, fear of death, illness, despair, and misfortune. These writers, who evinced a belief in the legitimacy of secular sadness, tried to forge a wisdom that in their view dealt more realistically with the art of living and dying than did the disputations of scholastic philosophy and theology.
Arguing that consolatory concerns helped spur the revival of classical schools of psychological thought, McClure reveals that the humanists sought comfort from once-neglected troves of Stoic, Peripatetic, Epicurean, Platonic, and Christian thought. He contends that the humanists' pursuit of solace and their duty as consolers provided not only a forum but perhaps also an incentive for the articulation of prominent Renaissance themes concerning immortality, the dignity of man, and the sanctity of worldly endeavor.
Originally published in 1990.
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About the Author: George McClure is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Alabama.
Titel: Sorrow and Consolation in Italian Humanism (...
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1990. Buchzustand: Good. y First printing. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP96861899
Buchbeschreibung Princeton U. Press, Princeton, NJ, 1991. Buchzustand: Fine, NO dj. 1st. 8vo. 311pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers MAIN012422I
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, Princeton,NJ, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Neither remainder nor ex-lib. Hardcover in burgundy cloth, in decorative glossy jacket, 8vo. xi + 311pp. Index, bibliogrphy, endnotes. Book and jacket are as new: bright, tight, sharp and unmarked. Jacket in Brodart. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 023759
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1991. hardcover. Buchzustand: Book: Very Good. 1st ptg.. 311 pp. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2. Purple cloth covered boards, stamped in black and gold on spine. Glossy purple and black dj. Spotting to top of page edges. No interior damage or markings noted. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 80549
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press,c1991. 0, 1991. HARDCOVER Philosophy-Atheism and Humanism . USED, Standard. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 01978069105598501
Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ Pr, New Jersey, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 1st Printing. 311 pp. (LITERATURE). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005122
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