- Title Pages
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 Petrarch and the ‘barbari Britanni’
- 2 Petrarch <i>solitarius</i>
- 3 The Ethics of Ignorance: Petrarch’s Epicurus and Averroës and the Structures of the <i>De Sui Ipsius et Multorum Ignorantia</i>
- 4 Petrarch’s Second (and Third) Death
- 5 Poets and Heroes in Petrarch’s <i>Africa:</i> Classical and Medieval Sources
- 6 Petrarch Reading Dante: The Ascent of Mont Ventoux (<i>Familiares</i> 4. 1)
- 7 Petrarch and Cino da Pistoia: A Moment in the Pre-history of the <i>Canzoniere</i>
- 8 Petrarch and the Italian Reformation
- 9 Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno
- 10 Renaissance Misogyny and the Rejection of Petrarch
- 11 Impersonations of Laura in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Italy
- 12 Other Petrarchs in Early Modern England
- 13 Thomas Watson’s <i>Hekatompathia</i> and European Petrarchism
- 14 The Comedy of Astrophil: Petrarchan Motifs in Sidney’s <i>Astrophil and Stella</i>
- 15 Sidney, Spenser, and Political Petrarchism
- 16 Petrarch and the Scottish Renaissance Sonnet
- 17 Leopardi and Petrarch
- 18 Between Tradition and Transgression: Amelia Rosselli’s Petrarch
- 19 Nineteenth-century British Biographies of Petrarch
- 20 Translating Petrarch
- (p.1) Introduction
- Petrarch in Britain
- British Academy
This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about British academics and critics' reflections on Italian poet Petrarch and his legacy in British culture. This book explores Petrarch's humanism and examines the ways Petrarch interacted with some of his major sources in both key Latin works and in the vernacular poetry. It discusses Petrarch's poetic legacy in the Renaissance in Italy and Great Britain and investigates how Petrarch's legacy was taken up in Britain, from the time of the first Petrarchists to the early seventeenth century after the Union of the Crowns.
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