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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY

FEB 2 1 1990

RENAISSANCE IN ITALY

BY

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS.

PART 1.—THE AGE OF THE DESPOTS.
PART II.-THE REVIVAL OF LEARNING.
PART III.-THE FINE ARTS.
PART IV.-ITALIAN LITERATURE. 2 VOLS.

A complete Index to the first four parts will be found

in Vol. II. of Italian Literature."

PART V.-THE CATHOLIC REACTION. 2

VOLS. With Inder.

ITALIAN BY WAYS

BY JOHN ADDINGTON SYNONDS.

samo, $1.75.

RENAISSANCE IN ITALY,

THE CATHOLIC REACTION

vel I

In Two Parts

BY

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS

•Deh! per Dio, donna,
Se romper si potria quelle grandi ale!

Tu piaagi e laci; e ques:0 meglio parmi'

SAVONAROLA: De Ruina Ecclesia

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LIBRARY
Mr. H. To Kildreth

AUTHOR'S EDITION

PREFACE.

At the end of the second volume of my Renaissance in Italy' I indulged the hope that I might live to describe the phase of culture which closed that brilliant epoch. It was in truth demanded that a work pretending to display the manifold activity of the Italian genius during the 15th century and the first quarter of the 16th, should also deal with the causes which interrupted its further development upon the same lines.

This study, forming a logically-necessitated supplement to the five former volumes of Renaissance in Italy,' I have been permitted to complete. The results are now offered to the public in these two parts.

So far as it was possible, I have conducted my treatment of the Catholic Revival on a method analogous to that adopted for the Renaissance. I found it, however, needful to enter more minutely into details regarding facts and institutions connected with the main theme of national culture,

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