Syncretism in the West: Pico's 900 Theses (1486) with Text, Translation, and Commentary

Syncretism in the West: Pico's 900 Theses (1486) with Text, Translation, and Commentary

Edited by S. A. Farmer
2016 | 614 pp. | 978-0-86698-817-9 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
MRTS 167 | $39 |

The first English translation, with a new Latin edition, of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola's compilation of what he considered the whole of western thought, including Jewish and Arabic, from the earliest times to his own, which he prepared as background material for a grand debate he planned the next year in Rome. Farmer analyzes the man, times, text, genre, transmission, and other aspects before presenting the Latin original and an English translation on facing pages, which are in turn firmly grounded with footnotes. Names and works are indexed separately from subjects.

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"...useful for any scholar concerned with Renaissance philosophy and cross-cultural studies, as well as for non-experts in these fields ... uncommon access to Pico's works ... the translation is precise and readable."
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