Essays in Renaissance Thought and Letters

In Honor of John Monfasani

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Essays in Renaissance Thought and Letters is a volume dedicated to John Monfasani, renowned scholar of Latin and Greek rhetoric and philosophy. These essays range from Antiquity to the Enlightenment, in genre from learned notes to editiones principes, and in discipline from intellectual to socio-economic history. An introduction to Monfasani’s life and works, and a list of his opera open the volume.

Contributors include Michael J.B. Allen, Sándor Bene, Concetta Bianca, Robert Black, Christopher Celenza, Brian Copenhaver, John Demetracopoulos, James Hankins, Martin Hinterberger, Thomas Izbicki, David Jacoby, Peter Mack, Lodi Nauta, David Rundle, David Rutherford, Chris Schabel, April Shelford, and Thomas M. Ward.

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Alison Frazier (D.Phil. Columbia University) is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Her edited volume, The Saint Between Manuscript and Print: Italy 1400-1600 (Toronto: CRRS) is expected in 2015.

Patrick Nold (D.Phil. Oxford) is Associate Professor of History at the University at Albany, SUNY. His most recent book is Marriage Advice for a Pope: John XXII and the Power to Dissolve (Brill, 2008).


INTRODUCTION
Patrick Nold & Alison Frazier


PUBLICATIONS 1969-2014
John Monfasani


PART I: NOTES.
CHAPTER I.
Concetta Bianca
Byzantines at Rome in the Fifteenth Century


CHAPTER II.
Thomas Izbicki
Badgering for Books: Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini and Leonardo Bruni’s Translation of Aristotle’s Politics


CHAPTER III.
David Rundle
Heralds of Antiquity: Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini and the British “Thucydides”


CHAPTER IV.
Christopher S. Celenza
Petrus Crinitus and Ancient Latin Poetry


CHAPTER V.
Peter Mack
Erasmus’s Use of George Trapezuntius of Crete in De conscribendis epistolis


PART II: ESSAYS
CHAPTER VI.
David Jacoby
The Byzantine Social Elite and the Market Economy, Eleventh to Mid-Fifteenth Century


CHAPTER VII.
James Hankins
George of Trebizond, Renaissance Libertarian?


CHAPTER VIII.
Robert Black
The School of San Lorenzo, Niccolò Machiavelli, Paolo Sassi, and Benedetto Riccardini


CHAPTER IX.
Sándor Bene
Renaissance Sources in Medieval Mirrors for Princes (Petrarch and Andreas Pannonius)
Appendices


CHAPTER X.
Michael Allen
Marsilio Ficino as a Reader of Proclus and most notably of Proclus’s In Parmenidem


CHAPTER XI.
Lodi Nauta
De-essentializing the World: Valla, Agricola, Vives, and Nizolio on Universals and Topics


CHAPTER XII.
April Shelford
Pierre-Daniel Huet and Josephus’ Testimonium Flavianum


PART III: EXTENDED DISCUSSIONS & EDITIONS

CHAPTER XIII.
John A. Demetracopoulos
Christian Scepticism: The Reception of Xenophanes’ in Heathen and Christian Antiquity and its Sequel in Byzantine Thought
Appendix


CHAPTER XIV.
David Rutherford
Lactantius Philosophus? Reading, Misreading, and Exploiting Lactantius from Antiquity to the Early Renaissance


CHAPTER XV.
Martin Hinterberger and Chris Schabel
Andreas Chrysoberges’ Dialogue against Mark Eugenikos
Introduction
Edition

CHAPTER XVI.
Brian Copenhaver and Thomas Ward
Notes from a Nominalist in a New Incunabulum by Symphorien Champier
Introduction
Edition


Index
All interested in intellectual history, including the histories of philosophy, rhetoric, exegesis, political economy, classical reception, textual criticism, and cultural representation. Specialists in Renaissance Studies, Classics, Rhetoric, Philosophy, Government, History of Philosophy. Academic libraries, specialists, post-graduate students.