Petrarch: A Bibliography
- Collections: Literature
Source: Introduction to Some Love Songs of Petrarch, translated and annotated with a Biographical Introduction by William Dudley Foulke (Oxford University Press, 1915).
APPENDIX III CATALOGUE OF PETRARCH’S WORKS
The number of his Latin works is very large. Those that are written in prose include (a) seven treatises of a philosophical and religious character; (b) four that are historical and geographical; (c) three polemical writings; (d) four orations; (e) two works of an autobiographical character; (f) four collections of letters; (g) some psalms and prayers; and (h) the translation of Boccaccio’s story of Griselda.
(a) His so-called philosophical works comprise his treatises concerning:
- (1) ‘The Antidotes for Good and Evil Fortune’ (De Remediis Utriusque Fortunae).
- (2) ‘The Solitary Life’ (De Vita Solitaria).
- (3) ‘The Repose of the Cloister’ (De Otio Religiosorum).
- (4) ‘The Best Methods of Administering a State’ (De Republica optime administranda).
- (5) ‘The Duty and Virtues of a General’ (De Officio et Virtutibus Imperatoris).
- (6) ‘The Means of Avoiding Avarice’ (De Avaritia Vitanda).
- (7) ‘True Wisdom’ (De Vera Sapientia).
(b) His historical and geographical works comprise:
- (1) ‘Remarkable Occurrences’ (De Rebus Memorandis).
- (2) ‘Lives of Celebrated Men’ (De Viris Illustribus Vitae).
- (3) Epitome of the ‘Lives of Celebrated Men’ (Vita rum Virorum Illustrium Epitome).
- (4) ‘Handbook of a Syrian Journey’ (Itinerarium Syriacum).
(c) His polemical writings comprise:
- (1) ‘Invectives against a Certain Physician’ (Contra Medicum quendam Invectivae).
- (2) ‘Defence against the Calumnies of an Anonymous Frenchman’ (Contra cuiusdam Anonymi Galli Calumnias Apologia).
- (3) ‘Dissertation concerning his own Ignorance and that of many’ (De sui ipsius et multorum Ignorantia).
(d) His orations embrace his
- (1) Speech on receiving the laurel crown.
- (2) Speech to the Council of Venice.
- (3) Speech at Novara.
- (4) Speech at Paris to King John and his Court.
(e) His works of an autobiographical character comprise:
- (1) ‘Letter to Posterity’ (Epistola ad Posteros). See Appendix II.
- (2) ‘Dialogues with St. Augustine concerning Contempt of the World’ (De Contemptu Mundi). See Appendix I.
(f) His collections of letters embrace:
- (1) ‘Concerning Familiar Things’ (De Rebus Familiaribus).
- (2) ‘Miscellaneous Letters’ (Variae).
- (3) ‘Letters without a Title’ (Sine Titulo).
- (4) ‘Letters of Old Age’ (De Rebus Senilibus).
(g) His Latin poems comprise:
- (1) His epic ‘Africa’.
- (2) Twelve Eclogues, containing in allegorical form bitter criticisms of the Court of Avignon.
- (3) His poetical Epistles.
In the Italian language only one specimen of his prose writings exists, his speech at Milan, considered by many a translation of an address originally delivered in Latin.
His Italian poems included in his Canzoniere comprise:
- (1) ‘In the Life of Madonna Laura.’
- (2) ‘On the Death of Madonna Laura.’
- (3) ‘On Miscellaneous Subjects.’
These are all found together in a single Vatican manuscript.
(b) His epic poem, the ‘Triumphs’ of
- (1) Love.
- (2) Chastity.
- (3) Death.
- (4) Fame.
- (5) Eternity.1
[1 ]Koerting, pp. 528, 529, 530.
- 18thC Middle Class Radicalism: A Bibliographical Essay by Isaac Kramnick
- Alexis de Tocqueville: A Bibliographical Essay by John Lukacs
- American Anti-Interventionist Tradition: A Bibliographical Essay by Justus Doenecke
- American Early Republic: Bibliography of Primary Sources
- American Revolution as a People’s War: A Bibliographical Essay by William Marina
- American Revolution: A Bibliographical Essay by Murray N. Rothbard
- Arthur Young: A Bibliography
- Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
- Bastiat: An Annotated Bibliography by Sheldon Richman
- Benjamin Tucker and Liberty: A Bibliographical Essay by Wendy McElroy
- Buchanan: A Bibliography of His Writings
- Chaucer: A List of His Works
- Chinese Classic Poetry: The Shih King
- Coke: Selected Readings on Sir Edward Coke
- Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836): An Annotated Bibliography by David Hart
- Economics and Ideology: Aspects of the Post-Ricardian Literature by S. Hollander
- Edmund Burke: A Select Bibliography
- Ethics in the 20th Century: A Bibliographical Essay by John Hospers
- Founding Father’s Library
- Founding Father’s Library: A Bibliographical Essay by Forrest McDonald
- Frank A. Fetter: A Bibliography
- Frank Chodorov: A Selected Bibliography
- Frank H. Knight: An Annotated Bibliography by Ross Emmett
- Friedrich Hayek: A Bibliography of his Writings
- Gustave de Molinari (1819-1912): An Annotated Bibliography by David Hart
- Hayek and Classical Liberalism: A Bibliographical Essay by John Gray
- Hugo Grotius and the Free Seas: A Bibliography
- Huss and the Church
- Idea of Progress: A Bibliographical Essay by Robert Nisbet
- International Trade: A Bibliography
- Jefferson-Hamilton Debate - Session 1
- Jefferson-Hamilton Debate - Session 2
- Jefferson-Hamilton Debate - Session 3
- Jefferson-Hamilton Debate - Session 4
- Jefferson-Hamilton Debate - Session 5
- Jefferson-Hamilton Debate - Session 6
- Jevons: The Writings of William Stanley Jevons
- Johannes Althusius: A Bibliography
- John Jay (1745-1829)
- Kantian Natural Law: A Bibliography
- Lachmann : A Bibliography
- Laissez Faire in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Bibligraphical Essay by Ellen F. Paul
- Legal History: A Selected Bibliography
- Libertarian Political Philosophy: A Bibliographical Essay by David Gordon
- Locke and Religious Toleration
- Locke on Property: A Bibliographical Essay by Karen Vaughn
- Marxism: A Reading List by H.B. Acton
- Mercy Otis Warren: A Bibliography
- Monetary Reform: A Bibliographical Essay by Pamela J. Brown
- Natural Law: A Bibliographical Essay by Henry Veatch
- Natural Law: A Select Bibliography
- Petrarch: A Bibliography
- Property Rights and Natural Resource Management: A Bibliographical Essay by Stroup and Baden
- Pufendorf and the German Empire: A Bibliography
- Radical Individualism in America: A Bibliographical Essay by Eric Foner
- Ramsay, David: A Bibliography
- Reader’s Forum on Norman Barry’s “The Tradition of Spontaneous Order”
- Richard Cobden: A Bibliography
- Roscoe Pound’s Bibliography on Law
- Say (1767-1832): An Annotated Bibliography by David Hart
- Separation of Powers: A Bibliography by Vile
- St. Francis of Assisi: Bibliography
- Taylor, John: A Bibliography
- The Anti-Federalists: A Bibliography
- The Tradition of Spontaneous Order: A Bibliographical Essay by Norman Barry
- Turgot (1727-1781): An Annotated Bibliography by David Hart
- Utopia and Liberty: A Bibliographical Essay by Kingsley Widmer
- William Graham Sumner: A Bibliography
- William James Ashley’s Bibliographical Appendix to John Stuart Mill’s Principles of Political Economy