Poggio Bracciolini and classicism
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Poggio Bracciolini and classicism a study in early Italian humanism by Iiro Kajanto

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Published by Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Distributor, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa in Helsinki .
Written in English



  • Italy,
  • Italy.


  • Bracciolini, Poggio, 1380-1459 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Ancients and moderns, Quarrel of.,
  • Classicism -- Italy.,
  • Humanists -- Italy.,
  • Italy -- Intellectual life -- 1268-1559.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementIiro Kajanto.
SeriesSuomalaisen Tiedeakatemian toimituksia,, nide 238 =, Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. Ser. B ;, tom. 238, Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian toimituksia., nide 238.
LC ClassificationsQ60 .H53 nide 238, PA8477.B76 .H53 nide 238
The Physical Object
Pagination43 p. ;
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2089612M
ISBN 109514105532
LC Control Number88132186

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  (Gian Francesco) Poggio Bracciolini (Febru - Octo ) was an extraordinary figure of the early Renaissance, belonging to the second generation of Italian humanists, who made it their life purpose to resurrect the knowledge of all the books of the Greco-Roman civilization left abandoned and buried during the Middle Ages/5(4). Poggio Bracciolini and classicism. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia: Distributor, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa, (OCoLC) Named Person: Poggio Bracciolini; Poggio Bracciolini; Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini; Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Iiro Kajanto.   De Varietate Fortunae. Bracciolini presents a facsimile reprint of an early edition of Poggio’s treatise on the vicissitudes of fortune, with a critical edition available in Merisalo Two books from this treatise are often printed alone. Boriaud offers a critical edition of Book 1, which is of interest for its survey of Roman antiquities; Bracciolini covers the same ground.   '''Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini''' (11 February – 30 October ), best known simply as '''Poggio Bracciolini''', was an Italian scholar and an early humanist.

  I n the winter of the papal secretary Poggio Bracciolini made a great discovery. In an abbey in Germany he came across a manuscript of a long-lost classical .   Bracciolini, the personal secretary to seven popes, was part of the humanist impulse to take a second look at Classical writing, along with figures like Petrarch and Boccaccio. He hunted for copies of ancient manuscripts in monastic libraries (especially .   Stephen Greenblatt gave a talk on the hero of his recent book, Poggio Bracciolini, at the Jaipur Lit Festival By Angela Paljor. Express News Service. The Italian Humanist Poggio Bracciolini is important both for his rediscovery of classical texts and his design of a new script, later the model for the first printed books, with which to transcribe the material of these texts. This conference will be concerned with all of Poggio Bracciolini’s activities.

A reissue of the Columbia U. Press edition of the letters of Florentine humanist Poggius () to his friend de Niccolis regarding the rediscovery of lost classical texts. Translated (from the Latin) with notes by Phyllis Walter Goodhart Gordon. Annotation copyrighted by Book 4/5(3). An Italian humanist and historian; born at Terranuova, near Arezzo, in ; died at Florence, 10 Oct., He studied at Florence and went to Rome about Boniface IX made him one of the Apostolic secretaries, which position he held under Innocent VII, Gregory XII, Alexander V, and John deposition of John XXIII and the delays of the Council of Constance afforded him leisure to. Reviews the book "Lettere," vol. 1, "Lettere a Niccoló Niccoli," and vol. 2, "Epistolarum familiarium libri," by Poggio Bracciolini and edited by Helene Harth. A REFERENCE TO THE FACETIAE OF POGGIO BRACCIOLINI IN GABRIEL HARVEY'S AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR PA PP-HA TCHETT, AND MAR TIN MAR-PRELA TE. Other publications on Poggio by the present author are: "Poggio Bracciolini and Classical Epigraphy," Arctos 19 (): ; "Fortune in the Works of Poggio Bracciolini," Arctos 20 (): ; (with Outi Merisalo) "The Edition of Poggio Bracciolini's De varietate.