Neoplatonism of the Italian Renaissance (Hardcover)

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Neoplatonism of the Italian Renaissance (Hardcover)


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Originally published in 1935, the aim of this title is first to give a clear outline of Florentine Neoplatonism, and then to consider its influence on art and literature during a period that extends roughly from the age of Lorenzo de' Medici to the middle of the sixteenth century and the beginnings of the Counter-Reformation. No rigid divisions of time have been fixed, but with few exceptions the works discussed may be placed between these bounds.

Even within these limits it would require a work of greater dimensions that the present to exhaust so large a subject in all its bearings. The leaven of Neoplatonism had penetrated the thought of the age in many directions; this study is confined to such of its manifestations as were, in a somewhat narrow sense, artistic and literary and to the use and abuse of philosophical ideas for aesthetic purposes.

Product Details ISBN: 9780367722555
ISBN-10: 0367722550
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 14th, 2021
Pages: 316
Language: English