330. Republic of Letters: Italian Humanism
Coluccio Salutati and Leonardo Bruni combine eloquence with philosophy, taking as their model the refined language and republican ideals found in Cicero.
• G. Griffiths et al. (trans.), The Humanism of Leonardo Bruni (Binghamton: 1987).
• C.S. Celenza, The Intellectual World of the Italian Renaissance: Language, Philosophy, and the Search for Meaning (Cambridge: 2017).
• R. Fubini, Humanism and Secularization from Petrarch to Valla, trans. M. King (Durham NC: 2003).
• A. Rabil, Renaissance Humanism: Foundations, Forms, and Legacy. Vol.1: Humanism in Italy (Philadelphia: 1988).
• J.E. Siegel, Rhetoric and Philosophy in Renaissance Humanism: the Union of Eloquence and Wisdom, Petrarch to Valla (Princeton: 1968).
• N.G. Wilson, From Byzantium to Italy: Greek Studies in the Italian Renaissance (London: 2016).
• R.G. Witt, “In the Footsteps of the Ancients”: the Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni (Leiden: 2001).