The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 5


ISBN: 9780856831294 - Hardback

Dimensions: 224pp - 234 x 156mm - Notes on Letters, Latin text and Correspondents Illusts & Index

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From Reviews

“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

“…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


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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