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Friend to Mankind By Michael Shepherd

Friend to Mankind

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As leader of the Platonic Academy in France, Ficino inspired leading statesmen, scholars and churchmen throughout Europe. The Academy renewed the Platonic tradition with its insistence on the reality of the spiritual world and the possibility of human transformation. This work attests to the influence of the academy and its ideas.

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Friend to Mankind: Marsilio Ficino, 1433-99 by Michael Shepherd

As leader of the Platonic Academy in France, Ficino inspired leading statesmen, scholars and churchmen throughout Europe. The Academy renewed the Platonic tradition with its insistence on the reality of the spiritual world and the possibility of human transformation. This work attests to the influence of the academy and its ideas. The ideas they discussed appeared again and again in the works of literature and art that followed: in Spenser, Shakespeare and Donne, in Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Durer and many more. The power of these ideas to inspire lives on in areas as diverse as music, medicine, psychotherapy, astrology, Shakespeare studies, philosophy and art.

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"[Ficino's] writings are an invitation to all mankind, to live as that greater self; to think and act and love universally, as heirs of the whole Creation; and to find joy in this." --"The Compulsive Reader"

About Michael Shepherd


Michael Shepherd is a former art critic of the Sunday Telegraph and has worked on the acclaimed translations of The Letters of Marsilio Ficino

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GOR003360248
Friend to Mankind: Marsilio Ficino, 1433-99 by Michael Shepherd
Michael Shepherd
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd
1999-01-01
224
0856831840
9780856831843
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