The Mystical Dimension of Michelangelo's Writings

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From the University of Toronto via Medievalists. To quote: This dissertation examines the spiritual poetry of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) in light of three distinct but related contexts: Italian Evangelism of the Catholic Reformation, the Italian lauda tradition, and Renaissance Augustinianism. After reviewing the reception and critical history of Michelangelo‟s poetry, chapter one presents the anthropological approach of the present study as an effective means of illuminating the poet‟s spiritual verses by considering what they may have meant – collectively and individually – to the poet himself. . . .

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