Part status quaestionispart explanation of that statuspart manifesto, his book is the admirable product of considerable reading and thought, and will remain a useful resource for anyone interested in the history of intellectual history in the fifteenth or the twentieth century. Bryn Mawr Classical Review And third, these Latin texts may contain strands of intellectual life that have been lost altogether. He writes with balanced objectivity on the problem of Renaissance Studies to convey an engagement and urgency that is concise and captivating. Lucid in its exposition of complex philosophical and linguistic theories, whether from the 15th century or the 20th, this exceptional book will help us to advance constructively to the 21st. Both Lorenzo Valla and Marsilio Ficino, he argues, expanded the bounds of orthodoxy by reaching back into the past and, if read properly, demonstrate an inclusive lack of dogma. A somewhat too delicate view of the history of Latin works from the Renaissance.
What will we really find among the Latin texts of the Renaissance?
The Lost Italian Renaissance
Celenza Limited preview - Not surprisingly, he suggests that electronic publication should also become a venue for humanist texts although any classicists at this moment who want further proof of the vigor of their discipline should try comparing their electronic resources with anything that they can find on fifteenth-century Latin humanist works. In The Lost Italian Renaissance, historian and literary scholar Christopher Celenza argues that serious interest in the intellectual life of Renaissance Italy can be reinvigorated -- and the nature of the Renaissance itself reconceived -- by recovering a major part of its intellectual and cultural activity that has been largely ignored since the Renaissance was first "discovered": User Review - Flag as inappropriate Valla's Annotationes: My library Help Advanced Book Search.