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The fourteenth-century humanist poet Petrarch so admired the poetic achievements of his older contemporary Dante Alighieri that he claimed that they represented a rebirth (‘renascita’) of poetry as good as anything which had been written in ancient Rome.

(D. MacCulloch, The Reformation: Europe’s House Divided (Penguin 2004), p. 76)


Electronic texts
Electronic texts and concordances
Archivio di Stato, Florence
Liber Liber
Italian periodicals


P. O. Kristeller, IterItalicum (7 vols, Leiden: Brill, 1963-95 or CD-ROM)

Accademia della Crusca
Birmingham Analytic Bibliography of Online NeoLatin Texts
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Binghamton
Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies
Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Istituto Nazionale di Studi Rinascimentali
Istituto di Studi Rinascimentali di Ferrara
Renaissance Society of America

Colonna: MIT Electronic version of Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499)
Ficino: Accademia: Journal of Société M Ficin
Pico della Mirandola
Italian Women Writers, University of Chicago


B.1. EDIZIONI NAZIONALI (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura)

Anna Siekiera, Bibliografia linguistica albertiana (1941-2001) (2004)

P. Bracciolini, De Infelicitate Principum, ed. D. Canfora (1998)

B. Platina, De falso et vero bono, ed. M. G. Blasio (1999)

B.2. CLASSIQUES DE L’HUMANISME (Les Belles Lettres, Paris)

L. B. Alberti, Rime

L. B. Alberti, Grammatichetta

M. Ficino, Commentaire sur le Banquet de Platon

A. Nifo, De Pulchro et Amore

F. Pétrarque, Oeuvres: La Corréspondance. Lettres familières. Tomes 1-5 (Livres 1-19)

F. Pétrarque, Oeuvres: La Corréspondance. Lettres de la vieillesse. Tomes 1-3 (Livres 1-11)

J. Sannazaro, Arcadia

B.3. I TATTI RENAISSANCE LIBRARY (Harvard University Press)

Leon Battista Alberti, Momus (2003)

Giovanni Boccaccio, Famous Women (2001)

Leonardo Bruni, History of the Florentine People Vol. 1 (Books 1-4) (2001)

Cyriac of Ancona, Later Travels (2003)

Marsilio Ficino, Platonic Theology Vols. 1-4 (Books 1-11) (2001-2004)

Humanist Educational Treatises (2002)

Giannozzo Manetti, Biographical Writings (2003)

Francesco Petrarca, Invectives (2003)

Pius II, Commentaries Vol. 1 (Books 1-2) (2003)

Angelo Poliziano, Silvae (2004)

Maffeo Vegio, Short Epics (2004)

Polydore Vergil, On Discovery (2002)

C. C. Celenza, Renaissance Humanism and the Papal Curia. Lapo da Castiglionchio the Younger’s ‘De Curiae Commodis’ (1999)

J. Haig Gaisser, Piero Valeriano and the Ill Fortune of Learned Men (1999)

David Marsh, Lucian and the Latins: Humor and Humanism in the Early Renaissance (1998)

C. E. Quillen, Rereading the Renaissance: Petrarch, Augustine and the Language of Humanism (1998)


Catalogus translationum et commentariorum, ed. P. O. Kristeller, V. Brown et al. (Washington: Catholic University Press, 1960-)

Laura Battiferra and Her Literary Circle: An Anthology. Edited and translated by Victoria Kirkham. 2006

Bigolina, Giulia Urania: A Romance. Edited and translated by Valeria Finucci. 2005

Campiglia, Maddalena Flori, a Pastoral Drama: A Bilingual Edition. Edited by Lisa Sampson. Edited and translated by Virginia Cox. With an Introduction by Virginia Cox and Lisa Sampson 2004

Cereta, Laura Collected Letters of a Renaissance Feminist. Edited by Diana Robin 1997

Colonna, Vittoria Sonnets for Michelangelo: A Bilingual Edition. Edited and translated by Abigail Brundin. 2005

Fedele, Cassandra Letters and Orations. Edited and translated by Diana Robin 2000

Ferrazzi, Cecilia Autobiography of an Aspiring Saint. Edited by Anne Jacobson Schutte. 1996

Fonte, Moderata (Modesta Pozza) The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men. Edited and translated by Virginia Cox. 1997

Franco, Veronica Poems and Selected Letters. Edited and translated by Ann Rosalind Jones and Margaret F. Rosenthal. 1998

Marinella, Lucrezia The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men. Edited and translated by Anne Dunhill. Introduction by Letizia Panizza. 1999

Morata, Olympia The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic. Edited and translated by Holt N. Parker. 2003

Nogarola, Isotta Complete Writings: Letterbook, Dialogue on Adam and Eve, Orations. Edited and translated by Margaret L. King and Diana Robin 2003

Pulci, Antonia Florentine Drama for Convent and Festival: Seven Sacred Plays. Edited by James Wyatt Cook and Barbara Collier Cook. Translated by James Wyatt Cook 1996

Riccoboni, Sister Bartolomea Life and Death in a Venetian Convent: The Chronicle and Necrology of Corpus Domini, 1395-1436. Edited and translated by Daniel Bornstein. 2000

Tarabotti, Arcangela Paternal Tyranny. Translated by Letizia Panizza. Edited and Translated by Letizia Panizza (OVIEME). 2004

Tornabuoni de' Medici, Lucrezia Sacred Narratives. Edited by Jane Tylus. Translated by Jane Tylus. 2001

d'Aragona, Tullia Dialogue on the Infinity of Love. Edited and translated by Rinaldina Russell and Bruce Merry. With an Introduction and Notes by Rinaldina Russell. 1997


Albertiana (1998-)

Filologia italiana (2004-)

Humanistica (2005-)

Humanistica Lovanensia (1951-)

Italia Medievale e Umanistica (1958-)

Interpres (1978-)

Medioevo letterario d’Italia (2004-)

Quaderni petrarcheschi (1983-)

Renaissance Studies (1987-)

Res Publica Literarum (1979)

Rinascimento (1950-; relaunched 1961)

Schede Umanistiche (1995-)

Schifanoia (1990-)

Studi Medievali e Umanistici (2003-)

Studi Petrarcheschi (relaunched 1984-)

Studi Rinascimentali (2003-)

Studi Tassiani (1952-)

Studi Umanistici (1990-)


R. Black (ed.), Renaissance Thought. A Reader (Routledge 2001)

R. Black, Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (CUP, 2001)

J. B. Bullen, The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing (OUP, 1994)

P. Burke, The European Renaissance: Centres and Peripheries (Blackwell, 1998)

C. S. Celenza, The Lost Italian Renaissance: Humanists, Historians and Latin’s Legacy (Johns Hopkins UP, 2004)

V. Cox, The Renaissance Dialogue: Literary Dialogue in its Social and Political Contexts, Castiglione to Galileo (CUP, 1992)

C. Dempsey, The Portrayal of Love: Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’ and Humanist Culture in the of Lorenzo the Magnificent (Princeton UP, 1992)

R. Fubini, L’umanesimo italiano e i suoi storici: Origini rinascimentali – critica moderna (Milan, 2001)

P. Godman, From Poliziano to Machiavelli: Florentine Humanism in the High Renaissance (Princeton UP, 1998)

A. Grafton, Leon Battista Alberti, Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance (Allen Lane, 2000)

J. Hankins (ed.), Renaissance Civic Humanism: Reappraisals and Reflections (CUP, 2000)

L. Martines, Strong Words: Writing and Social Strain in the Italian Renaissance (Johns Hopkins UP, 2000)

L. Martines, April Blood: Florence and the Plot against the Medici (OUP, 2003)

J. Najemy, Between Friends: Discourses of Power and Desire in the Machavelli-Vettori Letters of 1513-15 (Princeton UP, 1993)

L. Panizza (ed.), Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society (Oxford, Legenda, 2000)

L. Panizza, S. Wood (eds), A History of Women’s Writing in Italy (CUP, 2000)

Petrarch’s Guide to the Holy Land. Itinerary to the Sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ, ed. And transl. T. J. Cachey, Jr (Notre Dame UP, 2002)

B. Richardson, Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy (CUP, 1999)

I. D. Rowland, The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome (CUP, 1998)

R. G. Witt, In the Footsteps of the Ancients. The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni (Leiden: Brill, 2000)

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