Dialectical Disputations, Volume 2: Books II-III

Lorenzo Valla (Author) Brian P. Copenhaver (Translator)
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Price
$35.94
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publish Date
August 13, 2012
Pages
608
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.3 X 8.0 inches | 2.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674061408
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About the Author

Brian P. Copenhaver (co-editor) is Professor of History and Philosophy and Director of UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Lodi Nauta (co-editor) is Professor of the History of Philosophy, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Reviews

Copenhaver and Nauta have found precisely Valla's inimitable voice. Throughout their Dialectical Disputations, the reader can hear the utterly infectious immediacy with which Valla read the works of the ancient world. The glowing gift of the Renaissance was its refusal to think of those works as dead--buoyed by the ongoing re-discovery of manuscripts and armed with a revived knowledge of Greek and Latin, scholars and bookworms like Valla embarked on entirely new ways of reading, and our translators perfectly capture how personal an endeavor it was... Readers seeking lively, challenging company can't do much better than Valla, and now they have his greatest work in an English language version he would have loved.-- (08/25/2012)