Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)
1 online resource (94 p.)
In the continuing debate among historians over the nature, if not the actual existence, of the Italian Renaissance, the life of Francesco Petrarch has played a major role. Petrarch was an outspoken critic and commentator on the state of fourteenth-century society. His opinions have been cited by all scholars interested in the origins of the “Renaissance Mind.”
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Scholz, Sally, "The historical imagination of Francesco Petrarch: a study of poetic truth and historical distortion" (1974). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2143.