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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/15989
Petrarch and St. Augustine Classical Scholarship, Christian Theology and the Origins of the Renaissance in Italy
English
Lee, Alexander [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) > ; University of Warwick]
2012
Brill
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 210
9789004226029
Leiden
[en] intellectual history ; tradition ; humanism ; history
[en] Despite the high regard in which Francesco Petrarca (1304-74) held St. Augustine, scholars have been inclined to view Augustine’s impact on the content of Petrarch’s thought rather lightly. Wedded to the ancient classics, and prioritising literary imitation over intellectual coherence, Petrarch is commonly thought to have made inconsistent use of St. Augustine’s works. Adopting an entirely fresh approach, however, this book argues that Augustine’s early writings consistently provided Petrarch with the conceptual foundations of his approach to moral questions, and with a model for integrating classical precepts into a coherent Christian framework. As a result, this book offers a challenging re-interpretation of Petrarch’s humanism, and offers a provocative new interpretation of his role in the development of Italian humanism.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/15989
10.1163/9789004226029
http://www.brill.com/petrarch-and-st-augustine

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