Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (94 p.)
Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)
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.”
Scholz, Sally, "The historical imagination of Francesco Petrarch: a study of poetic truth and historical distortion" (1974). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2143.