Greeks and Latins in Renaissance Italy: Studies on Humanism and Philosophy in the 15th Century

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Ashgate, 2004 - History - 334 pages
The twelve essays in this new collection by John Monfasani examine how, in particular cases, Greek émigrés, Italian humanists, and Latin scholastics reacted with each other in surprising and important ways. After an opening assessment of Greek migration to Renaissance Italy, the essays range from the Averroism of John Argyropoulos and the capacity of Nicholas of Cusa to translate Greek, to Marsilio Ficino's position in the Plato-Aristotle controversy and the absence of Ockhamists in Renaissance Italy. Theodore Gaza receives special attention in his roles as translator, teacher, and philosopher, as does Lorenzo Valla for his philosophy, theology, and historical ideas. Finally, the life and writings of a protégé of Cardinal Bessarion, the Dominican friar Giovanni Gatti, come in for their first extensive study.

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Preface ixx
The Averroism of John Argyropoulos and His 157208
A Preliminary Survey 269281

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John Monfasani is Professor in the Department of History, at the State University of New York at Albany, USA.