Anthony Ossa-Richardson, Ph.D. (2011), Warburg Institute, is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Southampton. His first monograph, based on his doctoral thesis, was The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought (2013), and he has published a range of articles and book chapters on various aspects of early modern intellectual history.
Margaret Meserve, Ph.D. (2001), Warburg Institute, is Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Empires of Islam in Renaissance Historical Thought (2008) and has published widely on Renaissance humanism, book history, and political communication.
Scholars of early modern philosophy, humanism, and classical reception; some pieces will appeal to those interested in book history, manuscript transmission, and the history of science, medicine, and mathematics.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
1 Jill Kraye: The History of Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline
Humanism and its Reception
2 The Unpolitical Petrarch: Justifying the Life of Literary Retirement
3 Lauro Quirini and His Greek Manuscripts: Some Notes on His Culture
4 Translating Aristotle in Fifteenth-Century Italy: George of Trebizond and Leonardo Bruni
J. Cornelia Linde
5 Illuminated Copies of Plutarchus, Vitae illustrium virorum, Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1478; New Attributions, New Patrons
6 A Roman Monster in the Humanist Imagination
7 Tau’s Revenge
8 A Knowing Likeness: Artists and Letterati at the Farnese Court in mid Sixteenth-Century Rome
9 Greek Antiquities and Greek Histories in the Late Renaissance
10 Against ‘Humanism’: Pico’s Job Description
Renaissance Philosophy and its Antecedents
11 Acquiring Wings: Augustine’s Recurrent Tensions on Creation and the Body
12 The Florilegium Angelicum and ‘Seneca’, De moribus
13 Defining Philosophy in Fifteenth-Century Humanism: Four Case Studies
David A. Lines
14 Marsilio Ficino on Power, on Wisdom, and on Moses
Michael J. B. Allen
15 ‘If you Don’t Feel Pain, you Must Have Lost your Mind’: The Early Modern Fortunes of a Hippocratic Aphorism
16 Life in Prison: Cardano, Tasso and Campanella
17 Five Versions of Ramus’s Geometry
18 Justus Lipsius as Historian of Philosophy: The Reception of the Manuductio ad stoicam philosophiam (1604) in the History of Philosophy
19 Can History be Rational?
20 A Crayon for Jill
The Publications of Jill Kraye, 1979–2017