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Life of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola / Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola. Oration / Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ; edited and translated by Brian P. Copenhaver in consultation with Michael J. B. Allen.

Author/creator Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni Francesco, 1470-1533 author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2022.
Copyright Notice ©2022
Descriptionlxxxvii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Other author/creatorPico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494, author.
Other author/creatorCopenhaver, Brian P., editor, translator.
Other author/creatorAllen, Michael J. B., editor, translator.
Included WorkContainer of expression: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494. De hominis dignitate.
Included WorkContainer of expression: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494. De hominis dignitate. English.
Series I Tatti Renaissance library; 93
I Tatti Renaissance library ; 93. ^A481188
Abstract "This volume contains Gianfrancesco Pico's Life of his uncle Giovanni Pico and also Giovanni's Oration. Gianfrancesco's Life opens a collection that omits Giovanni's Conclusions but includes the speech that we - unlike Pico - know as an Oration on the Dignity of Man. He wrote the Oration to introduce the Conclusions, but his nephew's editorial decision cut the theses off from the speech that their author had connected with them. Several times in the Oration, the orator mentioned "theorems" to be proposed in the Conclusions: he clearly saw the book and the speech as tools for the same task. Either Gianfrancesco missed his uncle's intentions, which seems unlikely, or he meant to seal off his other writings - including the Oration - from a book that he found embarrassing for himself and his relative and too risky to make public. This is the fact of the matter: Gianfrancesco left the Conclusions unpublished while publishing the Oration in a collection introduced by his Life. Both the speech and the biography are presented here, in this edition, in the same way - apart from the Conclusions: this reflects the situation in 1496 and respects Gianfrancesco's choice, even though his decision blocked understanding of the speech for many years. Today, with access to all the relevant texts in many versions, readers can move from one work to another as needed"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 301-306) and index.
LanguageFacing page translation with Latin on the versos and English on the rectos ; added notes and commentary in English.
Genre/formEarly works.
LCCN 2020057341
ISBN9780674023420 hardcover
ISBN0674023420 hardcover

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