The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 2


ISBN: 9780856830365 - Hardback

Dimensions: 144pp - 234 x 156mm - Notes on Letters and Correspondents Index

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From Reviews

“…so well translated, so well annotated and so beautifully produced that it is a pleasure to read and possess.”
The Heythrop Journal

“A remarkable achievement. Such giants as Ficino deserve a wider audience.” 
Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose

“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


Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) made a vital contribution to the change in European Society that took place in the Renaissance. Men of influence throughout Europe drew intellectual and spiritual inspiration from him and his Academy. He conducted an extensive correspondence and during his life 12 volumes of his letters were published. With the exception of a few individual letters, these have not been translated into English before. The ongoing translations are the work of a group of scholars at the School of Economic Science in London.


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