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Author Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494.
Title De hominis dignitate. English & Latin
Oration on the dignity of man : a new translation and commentary / Pico della Mirandola ; [edited by] Francesco Borghesi, Michael Papio, Massimo Riva.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, [2012]

Author Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494.
Subject Philosophical anthropology -- Early works to 1800.
Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Alt Name Borghesi, Francesco, 1974-
Papio, Michael, 1967-
Riva, Massimo.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 308 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note English and Latin.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) and index.
Contents Part I. Preface, introductions, overview. Preface : history of the Pico Project and criteria for the current edition / Massimo Riva ; The historical and biographical background of the Oration / Pier Cesare Bori ; Chronology / Francesco Borghesi ; The Oration's printed editions / Michael Papio ; Interpretations / Francesco Borghesi ; Overview of the text / Francesco Borghesi [and others] -- Part II. Text -- Part III. Images.
Summary This is a new translation of and commentary on Pico della Mirandola's most famous work, the Oration on the Dignity of Man. It is the first English edition to provide readers with substantial notes on the text, essays that address the work's historical, philosophical and theological context, and a survey of its reception. Often called the 'Manifesto of the Renaissance', this brief but complex text was originally composed in 1486 as the inaugural speech for an assembly of intellectuals, which could have produced one of the most exhaustive metaphysical, theological and psychological debates in history, had Pope Innocent VIII not forbidden it. This edition of the Oration reflects the spirit of the original text in bringing together experts in different fields. Not unlike the debate Pico optimistically anticipated, the resulting work is superior to the sum of its parts.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781461938330 (electronic bk.)
1461938333 (electronic bk.)
9781139059565 (electronic bk.)
1139059564 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40021346764
OCLC # 856017191
Additional Format Print version: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494. De hominis dignitate. English & Latin. Oration on the dignity of man. New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2012 9781107015876 (DLC) 2011046648 (OCoLC)766607304

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