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RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS.
PART 1.—THE AGE OF THE DESPOTS.
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.
RENAISSANCE IN ITALY,
THE CATHOLIC REACTION
In Two Parts
JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS
•Deh! per Dio, donna,
Tu piaagi e laci; e ques:0 meglio parmi'
SAVONAROLA: De Ruina Ecclesia
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,