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The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 1
ISBN: 9780856835162 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
Marsilio Ficino of Florence (1433-99) was one of the most influential thinkers of the Renaissance. This is the 2nd edition of the first in his series of letters, translated from the original Latin.
The Advancement of Civilisation in the Western World Volume 1: Egypt, Greece & Rome
ISBN: 9788184541939£25.00 Add to basket
This is the first volume in a series of 3 which charts the advancement of civilisation from Ancient Egypt to the 20th Century. How civilisations rise and fall, what causes lie beneath the surface of their glorious achievements and terrible disasters, one cannot claim to know, but it is the fortunate task of historians to continue to search.
On the Nature of Love
Ficino on Plato's Symposium
Finalist in 2015-16 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856835094 - Paperback£14.95 Add to basket
On the Nature of Love is a translation of Marsilio Ficino’s commentary to Plato’s Symposium. This edition makes Ficino’s Tuscan version available to English readers for the first time. Ficino's work was eagerly taken up by court circles throughout Europe and became part of their standard fare for the next two centuries.
Under the Guise of Spring
The message hidden in Botticelli's Primavera
Chosen for Autumn 2014 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832963 - Hardback£20.00 Add to basket
Reprinted with additional material June 2020
Rather like the Mona Lisa, there has long been a suspicion that there is something disguised in the Primavera. A chance discovery provided the author with the key to unlocking the secret of the 500 year-old masterpiece, opening a window onto the cryptic world of the Renaissance pagan revival.
Shakespeare and Platonic Beauty
ISBN: 9780856832949 - Paperback£14.95 Add to basket
'Original and stimulating ... Mr Vyvyan's thesis is important and serious: serious in the sense that his reading of the plays and his supporting reading into Shakespeare's climate of ideas is deep, connected and wide.' Times Literary Supplement
Shakespeare and the Fire of Love
ISBN: 9780856832253 - Paperback£12.95 Add to basket
This book reveals the philosophy which enabled Shakespeare to write of such universal themes as the harmony and disharmony between nations and princes, and the inner conflicts of mind and soul in men and women whose natures and desires are not confined to any particular age.
When Philosophers Rule
Ficino on Plato's Republic, Laws and Epinomis (3rd volume in the Commentaries by Ficino on Plato's Writings series)
ISBN: 9780856832574 - Hardback£18.95 Add to basket
"This is a good, readable translation of Ficino's Latin commentary." Faith and Freedom
Gardens of Philosophy
ISBN: 9780856832406 - Hardback£18.95 Add to basket
Gardens of Philosophy provides the first English translation of the 25 short commentaries by Ficino on the dialogues and the 12 letters traditionally ascribed to Plato.
Evermore Shall Be So
Ficino on Plato's Parmenides
ISBN: 9780856832567 - Hardback£19.95 Add to basket
Ficino's crucial influence upon the unfolding of the Renaissance and his presentation of Plato's understanding of the One and the so-called Platonic Ideas or Forms make Evermore Shall Be So an important work in the history of thought.
All Things Natural
Ficino on Plato's Timaeus
ISBN: 9780856832581 - Hardback£18.95 Add to basket
Ficino's commentary on Plato's Timaeus offers the English reader, for the first time, an opportunity to share the insights of this highly influential Renaissance philosopher into one of Plato's most important and controversial works.
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