From Byzantium to Italy


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Author  Professor N. G. Wilson
Publisher  The Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date   December 1, 1992
ISBN  0801845637
Pages  240

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Having all but disappeared from western literacy during the Middle Ages, classical Greek would recover a position of importance--eventually equal to that of classical Latin--only after a series of surprising failures, chance encounters, and false starts. Continuing the story he began in his acclaimed study Scholars of Byzantium, N. G. Wilson describes how the classical heritage preserved by the Byzantines was transmitted to a vigorous culture, first in fourteenth-century Florence and then throughout Italy.

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