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Vernacular Aristotelianism in Italy from the Fourteenth to the Seventeenth Century

This volume is based on an international colloquium held at the Warburg Institute, London, on 21–2 June 2013, and entitled ‘Philosophy and Knowledge in the Renaissance: Interpreting Aristotle in the Vernacular’. It situates and explores vernacular Aristotelianism in a broad chronological context, with a geographical focus on Italy. The disciplines covered include political thought, ethics, poetics, rhetoric, logic, natural philosophy, cosmology, meteorology and metaphysics; and among the genres considered are translations, popularizing commentaries, dialogues and works targeted at women. The wide-ranging and rich material presented in the volume is intended to stimulate scholars to develop this promising area of research still further. Table of Contents:   Preface (pp. ix–x) Introduction (pp. 1–5)     Luca Bianchi, Simon Gilson and Jill Kraye Giles of Rome’s De regimine principum and the Vernacular Translations: The Reception of the Aristotelian Tradition and the Problem of Courtesy (pp. 7–29)     Fiammetta Papi Uses of Latin Sources in Renaissance Vernacularization of Aristotle: The Case of Galeazzo Florimonte, Francesco Venier and Francesco Pona (pp. 31–55)     Luca Bianchi Alessandro Piccolomini’s Mission: Philosophy for Men and Women in their Mother Tongue (pp. 57–73)     Letizia Panizza Francesco Robortello on Popularizing Knowledge (75–92)     Marco Sgarbi Aristotelian Commentaries and the Dialogue Form in Cinquecento Italy (pp. 93–107)     Eugenio Refini Aristotle’s Politics in the Dialogi della morale filosofia of Antonio Brucioli (pp. 109–122)     Grace Allen ‘The best works of Aristotle’: Antonio Brucioli as a Translator of Natural Philosophy (pp. 123–138)     Eva Del Soldato Vernacular Meteorology and the Antiquity of the Earth in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (pp. 139–159)     Ivano Dal Prete Vernacularizing Meteorology: Benedetto Varchi’s Comento sopra il primo libro delle Meteore d’Aristotile (pp. 161–181)     Simon Gilson Bartolomeo Beverini (1629–1686) e una versione inedita della Metafisica di Aristotele (pp. 183–208)     Corinna Onelli Index of Manuscripts and Incunables (p. 209) Index of Names (pp. 210–216)

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Preface (pp. ix–x) Introduction (pp. 1–5) Luca Bianchi, Simon Gilson and Jill Kraye Giles of Rome’s De regimine principum and the Vernacular Translations: The Reception of the Aristotelian Tradition and the Problem of Courtesy (pp. 7–29) Fiammetta Papi Uses of Latin Sources in Renaissance Vernacularization of Aristotle: The Case of Galeazzo Florimonte, Francesco Venier and Francesco Pona (pp. 31–55) Luca Bianchi Alessandro Piccolomini’s Mission: Philosophy for Men and Women in their Mother Tongue (pp. 57–73) Letizia Panizza Francesco Robortello on Popularizing Knowledge (75–92) Marco Sgarbi Aristotelian Commentaries and the Dialogue Form in Cinquecento Italy (pp. 93–107) Eugenio Refini Aristotle’s Politics in the Dialogi della morale filosofia of Antonio Brucioli (pp. 109–122) Grace Allen ‘The best works of Aristotle’: Antonio Brucioli as a Translator of Natural Philosophy (pp. 123–138) Eva Del Soldato Vernacular Meteorology and the Antiquity of the Earth in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (pp. 139–159) Ivano Dal Prete Vernacularizing Meteorology: Benedetto Varchi’s Comento sopra il primo libro delle Meteore d’Aristotile (pp. 161–181) Simon Gilson Bartolomeo Beverini (1629–1686) e una versione inedita della Metafisica di Aristotele (pp. 183–208) Corinna Onelli Index of Manuscripts and Incunables (p. 209) Index of Names (pp. 210–216)

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