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ISBN: 9780856835148 - Hardback
The Gilgamesh Gene is about the human condition, and in particular what it is in our make-up that has brought us, along with most other species, to the brink of extinction. The author draws on the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh to shed light on our predicament.
Finalist in 2015-16 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856835094 - Paperback
On the Nature of Love is a translation of Marsilio Ficino’s commentary to Plato’s Symposium. This edition makes Ficino’s Tuscan version available to English readers for the first time. Ficino's work was eagerly taken up by court circles throughout Europe and became part of their standard fare for the next two centuries.
Volumes 2-10 are available here as a complete set at a reduced price.
ISBN: 9780856835001 - Hardback
These volumes contain the first English translation of the corpus of letters published during the lifetime of the philosopher priest who helped to shape the Renaissance worldview. The letters in this volume span April 1491 to September 1492. This is a crucial period for Marsilio Ficino and Florence itself, for it witnessed the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent.
Chosen for Spring 2015 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856835056 - paperback
“Discovering God is a deeply insightful and extremely accessible set of meditations enriched and amplified by beautiful and sensitive illustrations – each one a meditation in itself.”
Abbot Stuart, OSB
Chosen for Autumn 2014 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832963 - Hardback
Rather like the Mona Lisa, there has long been a suspicion that there is something disguised in the Primavera. A chance discovery provided the author with the key to unlocking the secret of the 500 year-old masterpiece, opening a window onto the cryptic world of the Renaissance pagan revival.
ISBN: 9780856832895 - Hardback
This series contains the first English translation of the letters of the philosopher priest, Marsilio Ficino, who helped to shape the Renaissance worldview. This volume brings together correspondence from the last decade of Marsilio Ficino's life, spanning the period late 1489 to spring 1491.
Chosen for Spring 2014 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832864 - Paperback
"In East Meets West John Adago engagingly describes some of the most significant figures in this subtle and profound history. It is a welcome addition to the global conversation." Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West
ISBN: 9780856832420 - Hardback
These volumes contain the first English translation of the letters of the philosopher priest, Marsilio Ficino, who helped to shape the Renaissance worldview. This volume contains letters written in 1488 and 1489, with a preface added in the summer of 1490.
ISBN: 9780856831928 - Hardback
"All that we regard as the norm of Western European art - Botticelli's paintings, Monteverdi's music, Shakespeare's philosophical lovers - has flowed from Ficino's Florence." Kathleen Raine, The Times
"Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) was at the very fountainhead of some of the most characteristic and influential aspects of the Italian Renaissance."
C.B. Schmitt, The Times Literary Supplement
ISBN: 9780856831676 - Hardback
"This body of work constitutes a crucial attempt at intellectual and emotional synthesis. Ficino strives to combine in a system at once harmonious and formally coherent three great strands of doctrine or speculation: Platonism, Christianity and that exceedingly rich current of hermetic, “magical” or cabalistic lore which underlies much of Renaissance culture."
Prof. George Steiner, The Sunday Times
"Only a life dedicated by choice to the study and cultivation of truth is lived in the fullness of bliss beyond movement and beyond time." Ficino
ISBN: 9780856831294 - Hardback
"To many who are nauseated by the positivist atheism which on the mass media passes for 'humanism', these letters will be water in the desert." Kathleen Raine, The Sunday Telegraph
"First is God, second is the contemplation of God, third is the love of and adoration of God. These things are able to give us that peace which the world, being everywhere full of discord, cannot give." Ficino
ISBN: 9780856830709 - Hardback
"The subjects which occupy Ficino and his friends, are of perennial and indeed painfully topical interest." Church Times
"Since therefore we all wish to be happy, and happiness cannot be obtained without the right use of our gifts, and since knowledge reveals their proper use, we should leave all else aside and strive with the full support of philosophy and religion to become as wise as possible." Ficino
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