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Life of Petrarch

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Petrarch was the most remarkable man of his time; and he is one of the most remarkable men of all time. He was and is remarkable for his awareness of the entire continent on which the drama of European life was being enacted; for his awareness of the reality of times to come; for the breadth and the variety of his own interests (he was, among many other things, a gardener, a fisherman, and a lutanist); for the high distinction of his writings; for his persistent belief in Rome as the rightful capital of a unified world, governed politically by an Emperor and religiously by a Pope; for his scholarly precocity and for the valiant industry of his old age; for his faithfulness to the study and writing that constituted his most important occupation; and most of all the vast range, the deep loyalty, and the unfailing helpfulness of his friendships. He is remarkable also- thanks mainly to his own hundreds of letters and to notes that he made on the margins of pages that have been devoutly cherished- for the fact that we know far more about his experiences in life than we know about the experiences of any human being who lived before his time. E.H.W.
Overall in good condition, some slight rubbing to corners.

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Author(s):
Wilkins, Ernest Hatch
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.5 by 20.5
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
276
Publisher:
The University of Chicago Press
Title:
Life of Petrarch

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Petrarch was the most remarkable man of his time; and he is one of the most remarkable men of all time. He was and is remarkable for his awareness of the entire continent on which the drama of European life was being enacted; for his awareness of the reality of times to come; for the breadth and the variety of his own interests (he was, among many other things, a gardener, a fisherman, and a lutanist); for the high distinction of his writings; for his persistent belief in Rome as the rightful capital of a unified world, governed politically by an Emperor and religiously by a Pope; for his scholarly precocity and for the valiant industry of his old age; for his faithfulness to the study and writing that constituted his most important occupation; and most of all the vast range, the deep loyalty, and the unfailing helpfulness of his friendships. He is remarkable also- thanks mainly to his own hundreds of letters and to notes that he made on the margins of pages that have been devoutly cherished- for the fact that we know far more about his experiences in life than we know about the experiences of any human being who lived before his time. E.H.W.
Overall in good condition, some slight rubbing to corners.

Author(s):
Wilkins, Ernest Hatch
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.5 by 20.5
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
276
Publisher:
The University of Chicago Press
Title:
Life of Petrarch

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