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  • Egypt Greece & Rome

    The Advancement of Civilisation in the Western World
    Volume 1: Egypt, Greece & Rome

    Brian Hodgkinson

    ISBN: 9788184541939

    Due August 2018
    This is the first volume in a series of 3 which charts the advancement of civilisation from Ancient Egypt to the 20th Century. How civilisations rise and fall, what causes lie beneath the surface of their glorious achievements and terrible disasters, one cannot claim to know, but it is the fortunate task of historians to continue to search.

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  • All Things Natural

    Ficino on Plato's Timaeus

    Arthur Farndell (translator)

    ISBN: 9780856832581 - Hardback

    Ficino's commentary on Plato's Timaeus offers the English reader, for the first time, an opportunity to share the insights of this highly influential Renaissance philosopher into one of Plato's most important and controversial works.

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  • Evermore Shall Be So

    Ficino on Plato's Parmenides

    Arthur Farndell (translator)

    ISBN: 9780856832567 - Hardback

    Ficino's crucial influence upon the unfolding of the Renaissance and his presentation of Plato's understanding of the One and the so-called Platonic Ideas or Forms make Evermore Shall Be So an important work in the history of thought.

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  • Gardens of Philosophy

    Arthur Farndell (translator)

    ISBN: 9780856832406 - Hardback

    Gardens of Philosophy provides the first English translation of the 25 short commentaries by Ficino on the dialogues and the 12 letters traditionally ascribed to Plato.

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  • Ficino 1 2nd ed

    The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 1 – 2nd Edition


    ISBN: 9780856835162 - Hardback

    Due September 2018
    Marsilio Ficino of Florence (1433-99) was one of the most influential thinkers of the Renaissance. This is the 2nd edition of the first in his series of letters, translated from the original Latin.

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  • On the Nature of Love

    On the Nature of Love

    Ficino on Plato's Symposium

    Arthur Farndell (translator)

    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.

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    Shakespeare and Platonic Beauty

    John Vyvyan

    ISBN: 9780856832949 - Paperback

    'Original and stimulating ... Mr Vyvyan's thesis is important and serious: serious in the sense that his reading of the plays and his supporting reading into Shakespeare's climate of ideas is deep, connected and wide.' Times Literary Supplement

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  • Shakespeare and the Fire of Love - cover

    Shakespeare and the Fire of Love

    Jill Line

    ISBN: 9780856832253 - Paperback

    This book reveals the philosophy which enabled Shakespeare to write of such universal themes as the harmony and disharmony between nations and princes, and the inner conflicts of mind and soul in men and women whose natures and desires are not confined to any particular age.

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  • Under the Guise of Spring

    The message hidden in Botticelli's Primavera

    Eugene Lane-Spollen

    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.

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  • When Philosophers Rule

    Ficino on Plato's Republic, Laws and Epinomis (3rd volume in the Commentaries by Ficino on Plato's Writings series)

    Arthur Farndell (translator)

    ISBN: 9780856832574 - Hardback

    "This is a good, readable translation of Ficino's Latin commentary."  Faith and Freedom

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