Edited by: Julia Conaway Bondanella Edited by: Mark Musa
13 Nov 1987
A single volume introduction to the major writers of the Italian Renaissance—Petrarch, Boccaccio, Alberti, della Mirandola, da Vinci, Castiglione, Machiavelli, Buonarroti, Guicciardini, Cellini, and Vasari.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction Francesco Petrarca “Letter to Posterity” “The Ascent of Mount Ventoux” Selected Poems from the Canzoniere Giovanni Bocaccio Stories from the Decameron Leon Battista Alberti Selections from The Book of the FamilyGiovanni Pico Della Mirandola Selections from The Oration on the Dignity of Man Leonardo da Vinci Selections from the Notebooks Baldesar Castiglione Selections from The Book of the Courtier Niccolò Machiavelli Selections from The Prince Francesco Guicciardini Selections from the Ricordi Benvenuto Cellini Selections from Cellini’s Life Michelangelo Buonarroti Selected PoemsGiorgio Vasari Selections from Lives of the Most Famous Artists The Italian Renaissance: Further Readings