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Due August 2018
This is the second volume in a series of 3 which charts the advancement of civilisation from Ancient Egypt to the 20th Century. Alongside the advancement of civilisation during the Middle ages were forces of destruction: widespread poverty, disease and warfare were endemic, despite the intelligent and devoted efforts of so many Christian scholars, reformers, artists and warriors.
Due August 2018
The Modern Age has seen land enclosures, the industrial revolution, extremes of wealth and destitution, nationalism and revolution. Yet once again, great qualities have emerged. This book continues the study of great individuals as beacons within a declining civilisation.
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.
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.
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.
ISBN: 9780856831997 - Hardback
"From every point of view it is a pleasure to read this perfect introduction to one of the most attractive and influential figures of the Italian Renaissance." C.V. Wedgwood, Daily Telegraph
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.
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.
ISBN: 9780856830365 - Hardback
"Undoubtedly, these letters comprise one of the "spiritual classics" of the past thousand years." Christopher Booker, The Spectator
"I have often noticed that a person who depends on external things always lives a disturbed and anxious life and suffers many a disappointment, while the only person to live in peace and certainty is the one who leads a life based, not upon the passing show without, but upon the eternal within himself." Ficino
ISBN: 9780856830457 - Hardback
"Marsilio Ficino 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
"Happy is the man for whom all things end well: but they do so only for him who uses them well." 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
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
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