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The I Tatti Renaissance Library 85

On Human Worth and Excellence

Giannozzo Manetti

Edited and translated by Brian P. Copenhaver

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$29.95 • £19.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674984585

Publication Date: 03/04/2019

Academic Trade

416 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

The I Tatti Renaissance Library


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  • Introduction
    • 1. Mortified for Glory
    • 2. Manetti’s Dignitas: Body
    • 3. Manetti’s Dignitas: Soul and Body
    • 4. Manetti’s Dignitas: Terms of Debate
    • 5. Manetti’s Dignitas: Polemic
    • Notes
  • On Human Worth and Excellence, to the Most Famous and Glorious Alfonso, King of the Aragonese (De Dignitate et Excellentia Hominis ad Alfonsum Clarissimum et Gloriosissimum Aragonum Regem)
    • Preface
    • Book I
    • Book II
    • Book III
    • Book IV
  • Appendices
    • Appendix I: Antonio da Barga, On Mankind’s Worth and the Excellence of Human Life
    • Appendix II: Bartolomeo Facio, On Human Excellence and Distinction
  • Note on Sources, Texts, and Translations
  • Notes to the Texts
  • Notes to the Translations
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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