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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 2: The Medieval World
ISBN: 9788184541946£25.00 Add to basket
This is the second volume in a series of 3 which charts the advancement of civilisation from Ancient Egypt to the 20th Century. Alongside the advancement of civilisation during the Middle ages were forces of destruction: widespread poverty, disease and warfare were endemic, despite the intelligent and devoted efforts of so many Christian scholars, reformers, artists and warriors.
The Advancement of Civilisation in the Western World Volume 3: The Modern World
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The Modern Age has seen land enclosures, the industrial revolution, extremes of wealth and destitution, nationalism and revolution. Yet once again, great qualities have emerged. This book continues the study of great individuals as beacons within a declining civilisation.
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.
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 10 (Book XI)
Volumes 1-10 are available here as a complete set at a reduced price.
ISBN: 9780856835001 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
These volumes contain the first English translation of the corpus of letters published during the lifetime of the philosopher priest who helped to shape the Renaissance worldview. The letters in this volume span April 1491 to September 1492. This is a crucial period for Marsilio Ficino and Florence itself, for it witnessed the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent.
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.
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 9 (Book X)
ISBN: 9780856832895 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
This series contains the first English translation of the letters of the philosopher priest, Marsilio Ficino, who helped to shape the Renaissance worldview. This volume brings together correspondence from the last decade of Marsilio Ficino's life, spanning the period late 1489 to spring 1491.
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 8 (Book IX)
ISBN: 9780856832420 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
These volumes contain the first English translation of the letters of the philosopher priest, Marsilio Ficino, who helped to shape the Renaissance worldview. This volume contains letters written in 1488 and 1489, with a preface added in the summer of 1490.
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 7
ISBN: 9780856831928 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
"All that we regard as the norm of Western European art - Botticelli's paintings, Monteverdi's music, Shakespeare's philosophical lovers - has flowed from Ficino's Florence." Kathleen Raine, The Times
"Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) was at the very fountainhead of some of the most characteristic and influential aspects of the Italian Renaissance."
C.B. Schmitt, The Times Literary Supplement
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 6
ISBN: 9780856831676 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
"This body of work constitutes a crucial attempt at intellectual and emotional synthesis. Ficino strives to combine in a system at once harmonious and formally coherent three great strands of doctrine or speculation: Platonism, Christianity and that exceedingly rich current of hermetic, “magical” or cabalistic lore which underlies much of Renaissance culture."
Prof. George Steiner, The Sunday Times
"Only a life dedicated by choice to the study and cultivation of truth is lived in the fullness of bliss beyond movement and beyond time." Ficino
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 5
ISBN: 9780856831294 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
"To many who are nauseated by the positivist atheism which on the mass media passes for 'humanism', these letters will be water in the desert." Kathleen Raine, The Sunday Telegraph
"First is God, second is the contemplation of God, third is the love of and adoration of God. These things are able to give us that peace which the world, being everywhere full of discord, cannot give." Ficino
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 4
ISBN: 9780856830709 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
"The subjects which occupy Ficino and his friends, are of perennial and indeed painfully topical interest." Church Times
"Since therefore we all wish to be happy, and happiness cannot be obtained without the right use of our gifts, and since knowledge reveals their proper use, we should leave all else aside and strive with the full support of philosophy and religion to become as wise as possible." Ficino
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 3
ISBN: 9780856830457 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
"Marsilio Ficino was at the very fountainhead of some of the most characteristic and influential aspects of the Italian Renaissance."
C.B. Schmitt, The Times Literary Supplement
"Happy is the man for whom all things end well: but they do so only for him who uses them well." Ficino
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 2
ISBN: 9780856830365 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
"Undoubtedly, these letters comprise one of the "spiritual classics" of the past thousand years." Christopher Booker, The Spectator
"I have often noticed that a person who depends on external things always lives a disturbed and anxious life and suffers many a disappointment, while the only person to live in peace and certainty is the one who leads a life based, not upon the passing show without, but upon the eternal within himself." Ficino
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.
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