Grantley Mcdonald

Marsilio Ficino in Germany from Renaissance to Enlightenment

A Reception History

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    Auteur Grantley Mcdonald
    Editeur Librairie Droz S.A.
    Diffuseur Editions de Boccard

    The philosopher and humanist Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499) has attracted scholarly attention as translator of Plato, the Corpus Hermeticum, Plotinus and other Neoplatonists, and for his complex synthesis of Platonism and Christianity. While most previous studies of Ficino’s reception have focussed on Italy, France, England and Spain, this book presents a comprehensive study of his reception in Germany and neighbouring areas, examining how Northern writers between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries remembered and reinvented Ficino’s person and work. Focused chapters examine the ways German authors adapted his theories of the Ancient Theology, melancholia, celestial influence and poetic inspiration, and used his writings in related fields such as alchemy and witchcraft. It also studies those who rejected Ficino’s work, providing context for those who embraced his ideas. The most comprehensive bibliography of printed editions of Ficino’s work since Kristeller forms the basis for a bibliometric analysis.

    Livre Broché
    Date de parution 2022-05-18
    Nbr Pages Arabes 1016
    Collection Travaux d'humanisme et renaissance
    ISBN 13 978-2-600-06279-4
    Type Nom