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The Resource Petrarch's humanism and the care of the self, Gur Zak, (electronic resource)

Petrarch's humanism and the care of the self, Gur Zak, (electronic resource)

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Petrarch's humanism and the care of the self
Title
Petrarch's humanism and the care of the self
Statement of responsibility
Gur Zak
Title variation
Petrarch's Humanism & the Care of the Self
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Petrarch was one of the founding fathers of Renaissance humanism, yet the nature and significance of his ideas are still widely debated. In this book, Gur Zak examines two central issues in Petrarch's works - his humanist philosophy and his concept of the self. Zak argues that both are defined by Petrarch's idea of care for the self. Overcome by a strong sense of fragmentation, Petrarch turned to the ancient idea that philosophy can bring harmony and wholeness to the soul through the use of spiritual exercises in the form of writing. Examining his vernacular poetry and his Latin works from both literary and historical perspectives, Zak explores Petrarch's attempts to use writing as a spiritual exercise, how his spiritual techniques absorbed and transformed ancient and medieval traditions of writing, and the tensions that arose from his efforts to care for the self through writing.--
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1975-
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Zak, Gur
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petrarca, Francesco
  • Petrarca, Francesco
  • Humanism in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Humanists
Label
Petrarch's humanism and the care of the self, Gur Zak, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511730337
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The indeterminate self : writing, desire, and temporality in Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta -- The crisis of the narrative self -- Petrarch's humanism and the ethics of care of the self -- Ovid, Augustine, and the limits of the ethics of care of the self
Control code
CR9780511730337
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107689596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772458276
Label
Petrarch's humanism and the care of the self, Gur Zak, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511730337
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The indeterminate self : writing, desire, and temporality in Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta -- The crisis of the narrative self -- Petrarch's humanism and the ethics of care of the self -- Ovid, Augustine, and the limits of the ethics of care of the self
Control code
CR9780511730337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107689596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772458276

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