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  1. The Secret: by Francesco Petrarch (Bedford Series in History & Culture) by Carol E. Quillen, 2003-02-26
  2. The Poetry of Petrarch by Petrarch, 2005-04-01
  3. Petrarch: The Canzoniere, or Rerum vulgarium fragmenta by Mark Musa, Francesco Petrarca, et all 1999-04-01
  4. Petrarch's Lyric Poems: The Rime Sparse and Other Lyrics by Francesco Petrarch, 1979-05-15
  5. Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works (Oxford World's Classics) by F. Petrarch, 2008-07-15
  6. My Secret Book (Hesperus Classics) by Francesco Petrarch, 2002-10-01
  7. Selected Sonnets, Odes, and Letters (Crofts Classics) by Petrarch, 1966-06
  8. Petrarch's Humanism and the Care of the Self by Gur Zak, 2010-05-17
  9. The Essential Petrarch by Petrarch, 2010-11-19
  10. Petrarch in English (Penguin Classics) by Thomas P. Roche, 2005-12-01
  11. Rerum familiarum libri, IX-XVI (Letters on Familiar Matters, Volume 2) (Vol 2) by Francesco Petrarca, Francesco Petrarch, 1982-08-01
  12. Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works
  13. Italy in the Age of Dante and Petrarch, 1216-1380 (Longman History of Italy) by John Larner, 1983-09
  14. Petrarch's letters to classical authors by Francesco Petrarca, Mario Emilio Cosenza, 2010-08-06

1. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Francesco Petrarch
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Francesco Petrarch
Italian poet and humanist , b. at Arezzo Petracco or Petraccolo (a name which the son adopted as his cognomen, changing it to Petrarca) came of a family belonging originally to the region of the Valdarno , but already settled for some time at Florence . There Ser Petracco acted as clerk of one of the courts of justice , but with other White Guelphs he was banished in 1302, and went to Arezzo Francesco's earliest years were spent chiefly at Incisa in the ancestral district of the Valdarno . In 1310 his father transferred their abode to Pisa , whence the family went to Avignon in France , which had been for about six years the papal residence. Between 1315 and 1319 the lad was trained at Carpentras under the tutelage of the Italian Convenevole da Prato. His father intended him for the legal profession, and sent him for the necessary studies to Montpellier (1319-23) and to Bologna Francesco disliked the career chosen for him, and devoted himself as much as possible to belles-lettres, thereby so incensing his father that, upon one occasion, the latter burned a number of his favourite ancient authors. When Ser

2. Petrarch - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Francesco petrarch, who he was, what he did, his writings, letters and poems.
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Francesco Petrarca Born 20 July 1304
Tuscany Italy Died 19 July 1374
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Veneto Italy Occupation Renaissance humanist Nationality Italian Period Early Renaissance Santa Maria della Pieve in Arezzo Original lyrics by Petrarch, found in 1985 in Erfurt Summit of Mont Ventoux The Triumph of Death, or The 3 Fates. Flemish tapestry (probably Brussels , ca. 1510–1520). Victoria and Albert Museum , London. The three Fates Clotho Lachesis and Atropos , who spin, draw out and cut the thread of life, represent Death in this tapestry, as they triumph over the fallen body of Chastity . This is the third subject in Petrarch's poem "The Triumphs". First, Love triumphs; then Love is overcome by Chastity, Chastity by Death, Death by Fame, Fame by Time and Time by Eternity. Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374), known in English as Petrarch , was an Italian scholar, poet and one of the earliest Renaissance humanists . Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism In the 16th century

3. Petrarch - Founder Of Renaissance Humanism - Francesco Petrarca
One of the most influential poets of the Middle Ages, petrarch is generally considered the founder of Renaissance Humanism.
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    Petrarca, known to us in English as Francis Petrarch, was one of the most influential poets of the Middle Ages. He studied law until his father's death, at which time he took minor ecclesiastical orders and devoted his time to writing and scholarship. The poems and sonnets Petrarch wrote to his inspiration "Laura" have in their turn inspired poets of succeeding generations, most notably Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser. Considered one of the era's finest scholars, Petrarch's focus on reviving Classical literature led him to explore libraries and monasteries all over Italy and in much of France in search of ancient texts. He was a friend and mentor to Boccaccio ; the writings of the two men together with that of the earlier Dante , are considered to have formed the basis of Italian Humanism in literature.

    4. Francesco Petrarch - Father Of Humanism
    Information on petrarch, an archive of his works, images, and a collected papers about the author.
    To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.

    5. Petrarch: Biography From
    (born July 20, 1304, Arezzo, Tuscany — died July 18/19, 1374, Arqu , near Padua, Carrara) Italian scholar, poet, and humanist. After 1326 he abandoned the study of law for
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    Home Library Miscellaneous Britannica Concise Encyclopedia Canzoniere or Rime (1360). The greatest scholar of his age, especially of Classical Latin, he traveled widely, visiting learned men, searching out manuscripts, and undertaking diplomatic missions. He strongly advocated the continuity between Classical culture and the Christian message; in combining the two ideals he is considered the founder and a great representative of humanism . His Latin works, reflecting his religious and philosophical interests, include On Illustrious Men (begun c. 1337), the epic poem Africa (begun c. 1338), the autobiographical treatise Petrarch's Secret De vita solitaria Epistolae metricae (begun c. 1345; "Metrical Letters"). After 1367 he lived in and near Padua. His influence on European literature was enormous and lasting, and his deep consciousness of the Classical past as a source of literary and philosophical meaning for the present was of great importance in paving the way for the Renaissance For more information on Petrarch , visit

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    7. Petrarch
    Extracts from the works of Francesco Petrarca, Italy, 13041374 CE)
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    Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374 CE) was born at Aresso in Tuscanny. He was initially called Francesco di Petracco, after his father, a notary who a few years earlier had been expelled from Florence along with Dante. Subsequently the family moved to Incisa, where Petrarca mastered Tuscan in his early years, later using this to great effect in his poetry. In 1313 the family moved to Carpentras, near Avignona cosmopolitan city that had become the residence of the popes. At his new home, Petrarch accumulated a library of classic authors and was taught grammar and logic by Convennole da Prato, between 1315 and 1319. He also discovered the beauty of the countryside at nearby Vaucluse. In deference to his fathers wishes, Petrarch studied lawfirst at Montpellier and later in Bologna, the center of juridical learning. However, Petrarchs desire was to become a man of letters. When his father died leaving an insignificant inheritance, Petrarch had little choice but to become a priest. His fortune changed as a result of his friendship with Giacomo Colonna, a Roman nobleman and ecclesiastic, and Petrarch lived for some years under his patronage. In 1327 the sight of a woman called Laura brought from him an outpouring of passion in Italian sonnets for over twenty years. Petrarch achieved in this poetry a perfect marriage of form and language. Its subject was a married women whose identity is obscure. Such information as we have about her emerged after a lapse of over 400 years, under questionable circumstances. It is possible that she and Petrarch never met. In fact, one gains the impression that the poems may not be addressed to an individual but to an abstract concept of women in general. Nevertheless, Petrarchs consummate skill in the sonnet as a new form of poetry conquered Europe. So much so, that this became the preferred form for poets such as Ronsard, Gongora, Spenser and

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    Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio and their famous Tuscan predecessor Dante formed the modern Italian language that is spoken in Italy today. The power of their three careers coming one after the other created such a powerful linguistic model that all of Italy followed it even as various regions grumbled about the irritating Tuscans and their pride. The power of Petrarch's Italian resided in his collection of his own short poems, the sonnets, in the book called Il Canzoniere (The Big Songbook). Within the Canzoniere Petrarch gathered together poems he had been collecting for decades, beautiful small poems, almost all about love. The Canzoniere made Petrarch famous all over Europe. In France, Spain, Germany, Poland, England, Scotland, and Ireland, the example of Petrarch's poems created new schools of poets dedicated to the Sonnet. It all begins with Petrarch.

    9. Vol. 4. Prose And Poetry: Sir Thomas North To Michael Drayton. The Cambridge His
    Covers the period from Sir Thomas North to Michael Drayton, which includes Donne s Relation to petrarch, His Life, Songs and Sonets, Letters and Funerall Elegies, and His Position and Influence.
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    10. Petrarch: A Young Lady Beneath A Green Laurel
    petrarch A young lady beneath a green laurel (mid14th century) Francesco Petrarca was a great scholar and writer who anticipated and helped to create the Renaissance humanist
    Petrarch: A young lady beneath a green laurel (mid-14th century)
    What qualities does Petrarch ascribe to Laura? Who is more vividly depicted in this poem, the lover or his beloved?
    A young lady beneath a green laurel
    I saw, whiter and colder than is a snow (1)
    untouched by the sun for many, many years;
    and her speech and her beauty and her face and all her hair
    so pleased me that I carry her before my eyes
    forever wherever I am, on hill or shore.
    When my thoughts will come to rest on that shore
    when the green leaves are no more on the laurel,

    when I have quieted my heart, dried my eyes,

    then you will see burning ice and snow; (1)
    to await that day, I have fewer hairs than I would be willing to spend in years. But because time flies and fleeing go the years and death suddenly casts one from shore, crowned either with brown or with white hair, (2) I will follow the shadow of that sweet laurel through the burning sun or through the snow, until the last day closes these eyes. Never have there been seen such beautiful eyes, in our times or in the first years

    11. Petrarch
    Francesco Petrarca (petrarch) (13041374) Biography of petrarch (Encyclopedia Britannica) Selected poems of petrarch in side-by-side Italian and English translation.
    Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) (1304-1374)
    Biography of Petrarch Encyclopedia Britannica Selected poems of Petrarch in side-by-side Italian and English translation. The following literal translation of Petrarch's Sonnet 140, translated by Wyatt and Surrey , is taken from p. 9 of The English Sonnet Love, who lives and reigns in my thought and keeps his principal seat in my heart, comes like an armed warrior into my forehead, there places himself and there sets up his banner. She who teaches me to love and to suffer and who wishes that reason, modesty and reverence should restrain my great desire and burning hope, thrusts aside and disdains our ardour. Wherefore Love in terror flies to my heart, abandoning all his enterprise, and laments and trembles; there he hides himself and no more appears without. What can I do, when my lord is afraid, except stay with him until the last hour? For he makes a fine end who dies loving well. In his interesting discussion of the sonnet, Cruttwell points out that although Surrey's translation is the more "faithful" one, Wyatt has created the finer English poem. He attributes some of the challenge of translation to the "full-bodied" sound of the abstract words in Italian as opposed to English and also to different values of the Italian and the pragmatic English literary cultures. Below, some more English translations of Petrarch.

    12. Petrarch History - Petrarch Facts - Petrarch Information
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    Encyclopedia petrarch. petrarch (pē'tr rk) or Francesco Petrarca (fr nches'kō pātr r'k ) , 1304 – 74, Italian poet and humanist, one of the great figures of Italian literature

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    15. Petrarch - Simple English Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
    Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374), known in English as petrarch, was an Italian scholar, poet, and one of the earliest Renaissance humanists.
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    Occupation Renaissance humanist Nationality Italian Writing period Early Renaissance Portrait of Petrarch. Francesco Petrarca July 20 July 19 ), known in English as Petrarch , was an Italian scholar, poet , and one of the earliest Renaissance humanists. Petrarch is often popularly called the "father of humanism Based on Petrarch's works, and to a lesser extent those of Dante Alighieri and Giovanni Boccaccio Pietro Bembo in the 16th century created the model for the modern Italian language . Petrarch is credited with developing the sonnetto a level of perfection that would be unsurpassed to this day and spreading its use to other European languages. His sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. Petrarch was also known for being one of the first people to call the Middle Ages the Dark Ages , although the negative myth as we know it today is largely the legacy of romantic literature.
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    Petrarch (1304-1374) - in full Francesco Petrarca Italian scholar, poet, and humanist, a major force in the development of the Renaissance, famous for his poems addressed to Laura, an idealized beloved whom he met in 1327 and who died in 1348. Attempts have been made to identify her, but all that is known is that Petrarch met Laura in Avignon, where he had entered the household of an influential cardinal. She is generally believed to have been the 19-year-old wife of Hugues de Sade. Petrarch saw her first time in the church of Saint Claire. According to several modern scholars, it is possible that Laura was a fictional character. However, she was a more realistically presented female character than in the conventional songs of the troubadours or in the literature of courtly love. "In my youth I was blessed with an agile, active body, though not particularly strong; and while I cannot boast of being very handsome, I was good-looking enough in my younger days. I had a clear complexion, between light and dark, lively eyes, and for many years sharp vision, which, however, unexpectedly deserted me when I passed my sixtieth birthday, and forced me, reluctantly, to resort to the use of glasses. Although I had always been perfectly healthy, old age assailed me with its usual array of discomforts." (from 'Letter to Posterity') Francis Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca) was born in Arezzo, the son of a notary, but he spend his early childhood in a village near Florence. His father, Ser Petracco, was expelled from Florence by the Black Guelfs, who had seized power. Also

    17. Petrarch
    LIT 231 Prof. G. Steinberg . Response Paper petrarch. We owe petrarch a lot – both good and bad. petrarch is generally seen as the first major figure of the Renaissance. 231/petrarch.htm
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    We owe Petrarch a lot both good and bad. Petrarch is generally seen as the first major figure of the Renaissance. One thing that separated him from earlier writers was the way he approached history and time. He looked back on the ancient past and perceived it as distantly removed from the present. He apparently thought of time as a line that can be measured and divided into sections, and he viewed history as a line divided into the ancient world, the "Middle Ages," and the present. The ancient world seemed to have accomplished so much compared to the Middle Ages and the present in art, in science, in politics. Petrarch wanted to recapture those ancient accomplishments. He and others like him called for a rebirth of ancient learning, and that's how the Renaissance got its name ( renaissance is French for "rebirth"). Petrarch studied classical Latin with great care and became a renowned scholar of the language (as well as of ancient Greek). He despised many of his scholarly contemporaries for not having a very good grasp, in his eyes, of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and he really worked hard to improve understanding of the language through his meticulous linguistic research. He also argued that poets should write exclusively in Latin. Since vernacular languages (like French, Italian, and English) seemed to be changing so much in Petrarch's day and seemed so far from one another, Petrarch thought that any writer who wanted to transcend his own age needed to write in a timeless language a language that all educated people knew, that was "dead" and therefore didn't change anymore, and that was respected as a privileged language. Petrarch thought that Dante was a poor poet for having written in Italian. Petrarch himself began to write a Latin epic (called the

    18. Petrarch
    petrarch. AKA Francesco Petrarca. Born 20Jul-1304 Birthplace Arezzo, Italy Died 19-Jul-1374 Location of death Arqu , Italy Cause of death unspecified
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    Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Scholar Poet , Author Nationality: Italy Executive summary: Father of Humanism Francesco Petrarca, the great Italian poet and first true reviver of learning in medieval Europe, was born at Arezzo on the 20th of July 1304. His father Petracco held a post of notary in the Florentine Rolls Court of the Riformagioni; but, having espoused the same cause as Dante Petrarch's real name according to Tuscan usage was Francesco di Petracco. But he altered this patronymic, for the sake of euphony, to Petrarca, proving by this slight change his emancipation from usages which, had he dwelt at Florence, would most probably have been imposed on him. Petracco, who was very anxious that his eldest son should become an eminent jurist, sent him at the age of fifteen to study law at Montpellier. Like Ovid and many other poets, Petrarch felt no inclination for his father's profession. His intellect, indeed, was not incapable of understanding and admiring the majestic edifice of Roman law; but he shrank with disgust from the illiberal technicalities of practice. There is an authentic story of Petracco's flinging the young student's books of poetry and rhetoric upon the fire, but saving

    19. Petrarch's On The Solitary Life - Articles - House Of Solitude - Hermitary
    Describes petrarch's essay De Vita Solitaria or on the Solitary Life.
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    The reputation of Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374) or Petrarch rests on his lyric poetry in the great transition from Latin to vernacular that characterized the Italian Renaissance. So it may be surprising to discover that Petrarch also wrote De Vita Solitaria ("On the Life of Solitude" or "On the Solitary Life"). This long essay marshals forth ancient and medieval authorities recommending retirement from the world. What is noteworthy in this work is that Petrarch justifies a secular and humanist viewpoint in addressing the topic of active versus contemplative life, up to this point a theme dominated by religious authors. For all that, De Vita Solitaria had little impact on contemporaries. Petrarch composed the work in 1346 but took twenty years to deliver it to the bishop of Cavaillon to whom it was dedicated. After favorable but modest circulation, the treatise was printed a few times but not widely translated, and thereafter largely ignored. The De Vita Solitaria De Vita Solitaria is to celebrate the beauty of a life of leisure, retired from crowded haunts and importunate cares and devoted to the enjoyment of reading, of literary creation, peaceful brooding, and the society of a few chosen friends. There is more in this attitude of Horace and Epicurus than of the moralist or Christian mystic.

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