Essays Tagged: "Petrarch"

Renaissance Influcence.

ce Man." Since the Renaissance, people have been inspired by the intellectual daring of such men as Petrarch and Erasmus. The word Renaissance means rebirth, the Renaissance created the rebirth for cl ...

(9 pages) 224 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Humanism and how it was expressed by at least three major Renaissance artists and writers.

y of the universities was far less valuable than a direct knowledge of the biblical text. Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374) was a poet and a novelist. Petrarch is considered one of the greatest loved poe ... ntiquity, he was the founder of humanism. In contrast to his many predecessors, who wrote in Latin, Petrarch wrote in Italian, the vernacular. He wrote poems (sonnets) and wrote letters addressed to d ...

(2 pages) 83 0 3.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Sonnet 107 by William Shakespeare-literary analysis.

specially due to his sonnets.The sonnets written by Shakespeare generally follow the path opened by Petrarch in this literary genre two centuries before.These are actually poem forms consisting of 14 ...

(5 pages) 51 1 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of sonnet 130 by shakespeare

54. Sonnet 130 is clearly a parody of the conventional and traditional love sonnet, made popular by Petrarch and, in particular, made popular in England by Sidney's use of the Petrarchan form in his e ... resent, but they are there to illustrate that his lover is not as beautiful -- a total rejection of Petrarch form and content. Shakespeare utilizes a new structure, through which the straightforward t ...

(2 pages) 107 2 4.1 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Revelations of Human Life

In Petrarch's dialogue, "My Secret", St. Augustine depicts human life as an ongoing quest for virtue an ... he things that tempt your soul to perilous flights. You must take every precaution not to fall..." (Petrarch, Paragraph 9) Life, according to St. Augustine, is not a time for flaunting one's natural a ... ls you and how many are the skills in which you are not a match for even the humblest of mankind." (Petrarch, Paragraph 9) St. Augustine's perception of human life advocates recognition of an individu ...

(1 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Francesco Petrarch's Life

(3 pages) 47 2 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Luther an intellectual historians persepective

ons. Firstly, Clement V removed the seat of the Roman See to Avignon in France from 1309 till 1377. Petrarch, the "father of humanism", termed this period the "Babylonian Captivity" of the papacy, a s ...

(6 pages) 46 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Giorgione's "Laura" 1506; courtsean or marriage portrait?

m prose. It is for this reasons that the laurel has also been interpreted as evoking a reference to Petrarch's sonnets in praise of his beloved Laura.It has been suggested that the famed portrait of P ... and a literary model for Giorgione's Laura. However, most renaissance intellectuals are aware that Petrarch's Laura was a woman of golden hair, pearly white skin and sparkling blue eyes. Alternativel ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.9 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The Renaissance: Foundation of Modernity or Pinnacle of the Ancient?

und like pagans. They did not value heavenly glory as much, this is true, as can be seen by some of Petrarch's writings; but it is also true that Christianity still had its strong influences over the ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Chapter review: poets

*Italian poet Franseco Petrarch: first person to use the word renaissance to describe the time in which he lived. He was al ...

(1 pages) 19 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

European Renaissance.

s to the understanding of life. The first and most recognized philosopher of the time was Francesco Petrarch who was born inthe town of Arezzo on July 20th. He became known for his poetry, which can b ... time that Boccaccio was writing the Decameron, he made friends with another famous Italian writer, Petrarch, whose sonnets greatly influenced Renaissance writers even of today. The two remained frien ...

(14 pages) 190 1 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Humanism in Renaissance Literature

classical works of Greek and Latin and they consider them as a vital source for knowledge .In fact, Petrarch is a famous outstanding figure of humanism , Francesco Petrarch, an Italian poet led the ea ... of Renaissance humanism.He introduced the way humanism was experienced. Along with other humanists Petrarch tried to recognize the ancient civilization.He rediscovered the ancient texts as his discov ...

(4 pages) 59 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Was the papacy strengthened or weakened during its residence in Avignon?

as the ultimate authority and spiritual head of Christendom. However, the Italian humanist scholar Petrarch is extremely critical of the Avignon Papacy; he goes to the extent of comparing it to the f ...

(9 pages) 39 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A Comprehensive and Analytical Dissertation on the Merits of the Pirenne Thesis

riod. Known as Pirenne's Thesis, it challenged the prevailing notion of previous historians such as Petrarch, Niccolo Machiavelli, Edward Gibbon, and others who believed that Germanic influences ended ...

(20 pages) 96 0 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Were the principal effects of the plague known as the Black Death economic, or religious, or psychological, or a blend? If a blend, then what kind of blend?

st fascinating and diverse psychological shifts occur in the religious context of medieval society. Petrarch could not have been more accurate in assessing the plague and just how it has come to be vi ...

(11 pages) 43 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

How Valid Is Burckhardt’s Assessment Of The Role Of Humanism In Renaissance Culture?

st parallel, in the civilisation of ancient Greece and Rome.The founder of Renaissance humanism was Petrarch (1304-74), an Italian poet and man of letters who attempted to apply the values and lessons ... is city, not his country. To some extent he was correct, but there were exceptions. While Francesco Petrarch's father remained completely involved in his city, Florence, right up until his exile, Petr ...

(12 pages) 43 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


o moved to Paris where his humanistic interests were able to flourish. After studying the poetry of Petrarch, Boccaccio devoted his life to literature and published his first work, the "Filocolo" ... , in 1350, the "Decameron". It is at this time also when Boccaccio has his first meeting with Petrarch, a fellow humanist and idol to Boccaccio. The greatest accomplishment of the "Decameron" ...

(1 pages) 545 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

At the height of their respective era’s Greece and Rome

sed on the secular value of the classic works, or the humanities. Italian writers such as Dante and Petrarch helped to establish the movement by not only translating the classical works of Greece and ...

(4 pages) 616 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Humanism and Renaissance Europe

that encouraged independent thought and reaction against the domineering standard. Francesco Petrarch was one of the major forerunners for the development of humanism throughout the countries. ... text offer the same theme, namely, a transition from the goals and productivity of autonomous life. Petrarch's writing persuades us to be more considerate of our self-goals and personal aims. Accordin ...

(9 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Gothic Art

us rooms and chapels in the papal palace. Some say that he made a portrait of himself at Avignon of Petrarch. In Avignon he met Petrarch. There was where he painted the famous portrait, Madonna Laura. ... m in Altenburg. He also has at least three private works here in the U.S.A. In 1867 the portrait of Petrarch, credited to him, was sold in at the Poniatowski sale. During that same time and same sale ...

(3 pages) 826 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Art Essays