History of Humanism

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GIUSEPPE TOFFANIN


HISTORY OF HUMANISM

English Translation, Foreword and Augmented Bibliography

by

ELIO GIANTURCO

LAS AMERICAS PUBLISHING CO. 156 WEST 13TH STREET NEW YORK 11, N. Y.

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History of Humanism
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Translator's Foreword VII
  • References and Notes XXVI
  • Author's Preface to the Second Edition XXIX
  • Contents XXXV
  • The Classical Heritage from the Fathers to Saint Thomas 1
  • Humanistic Currents Prior to Petrarch 41
  • Dante 54
  • Platonic Humanism 63
  • 1 - The Caste of the Humanists 66
  • 2 - Aristotelian Physics and Augustinian Platoism 67
  • 3 - Plato and Petrarch 76
  • 4 - Cicero and Petrarch 78
  • 5 - The Legend of Cicero among his successors 87
  • 6 - Docto Pietas 92
  • 7 - Against Averroistic Science 99
  • 8 - The Vanguard of the Church 105
  • 9 - Rome, Humanitas, Christianity 108
  • 10 - The Africa 111
  • 11 - Power as a Spiritual Force 116
  • 12 - The Plenitudo Temporum 120
  • Boccaccio 127
  • 1 - His Latin Mission 135
  • 2 - His Humility 141
  • The Meetings at Santo Spirito 145
  • Humanism - (second Period) 149
  • Humanism in the Vernacular 177
  • 1 - Vespasiano Da Bisticci 177
  • 2 - Matteo Palmieri 181
  • 3 - L. B. Alberti 185
  • The Divinity of Man 193
  • 1 - Lactantius 193
  • 2 - The Continuators 197
  • 3 - The Surgical Knife 201
  • The Philosophy of Humanism 205
  • Marsilio Ficino 205
  • Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola 225
  • 1 - The Chivalric Dream 225
  • 2 - The Cabala 228
  • 3 - The Letter to Ermolao Barbaro 230
  • Poetry and Controversy 237
  • Catilinarianism 245
  • Anti-Humanistic Currents 255
  • The End of Humanism 279
  • Conclusion 301
  • Selective Bibliography 311
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