Sunday, January 9, 2011

Select Bibliography of Secondary Sources

Allen, Michael J. B. “The Second Ficino-Pico Controversy: Parmenidean Poetry, Eristic, and the One,” in Marsilio Ficino e il Ritorno di Platone: Studi e Documenti, edited by Gian Carlo Garfagnini, vol. II (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1986), 417–55.

Allen, Michael J. B. “Cultura Hominis: Giovanni Pico, Marsilio Ficino and the Idea of Man,” in Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: Convegno internazionale di Studi nel Cinquecentesimo Anniversario della Morte (1494–1994), edited by Gian Carlo Garfagnini (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1997), 173–96.

Allen, Michael J. B. “The Birth Day of Venus: Pico as Platonic Exegete in the Commento and the Heptaplus,” in Pico della Mirandola: New Essays, ed. M. V. Dougherty (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 81–113.

Ansani, Antonella. “Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola’s Language of Magic,” in L’Hébreu au temps de la Renaissance, edited by Ilana Zinguer (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1992), 89–104.

Black, Crofton. Pico’s Heptaplus and Biblical Hermeneutics (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006).

Copenhaver, Brian P. “The Secret of Pico’s Oration: Cabala and Renaissance Philosophy” in Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy, edited by Peter A. French, Howard K. Wettstein, Bruce Silver. Midwest Studies in Philosophy, vol. XXVI (Boston: Blackwell Publishing, 2002), 56–81.

Copenhaver, Brian P. “Number, Shape, and Meaning in Pico’s Christian Cabala: The Upright Tsade, The Closed Mem, and the Gaping Jaws of Azazel,” in Natural Particulars: Nature and Disciplines in Renaissance Europe, edited by Anthony Grafton and Nancy Siraisi (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999), 25–76.

Copenhaver, Brian P. “Maimonides, Abulafia and Pico. A Secret Aristotle for the Renaissance,” Rinascimento 46 (2006), 23–51.

Copenhaver, Brian P. “Pico della Mirandola,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta. (Summer 2008 Edition).

Craven, William G. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: Symbol of his Age: Modern Interpretations of a Renaissance Philosopher (Geneva: Libraire Droz, 1981).

Dougherty, M. V. “Introduction,” in Pico della Mirandola: New Essays, ed. M. V. Dougherty (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 1–12.

Dougherty, M. V. “Three Precursors to Pico della Mirandola’s Roman Disputation and the Question of Human Nature in the Oratio,” in Pico della Mirandola: New Essays, ed. M. V. Dougherty (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 114–51.

Dulles, Avery. Princeps Concordiae: Pico della Mirandola and the Scholastic Tradition (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1941).

Edelheit, Amos. “The ‘Scholastic’ Theology of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: Between Biblical Faith and Academic Skepticism,” Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie médiévales 74 (2007), 523-70.

Farmer, S. A. “Pico’s Roman Debate,” “Deciphering the 900 Theses,” “Pico and Anti-Pico,” chapters 1, 3, and 4 of Syncretism in the West: Pico’s 900 Theses (1486) (Tempe, AZ: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1998), 1–58, 97–132, 133–179.

Grafton, Anthony. “Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: Trials and Triumphs of an Omnivore,” in Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1997), 93–134.

Hankins, James. “Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni (1463–94),” in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward Craig, vol. VII (London: Routledge Publishers, 1998), 386–92.

Idel, Moshe. “The Magical Interpretation of Kabbalah and Pico’s View of ‘Books,’” appendix 6.4 of Absorbing Perfections: Kaballah and Interpretation (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002), 489–92.

Mahoney, Edward P. “Pico, Plato, and Albert the Great: The Testimony and Evaluation of Agostino Nifo,” Medieval Philosophy and Theology 2 (1992), 165–92. An electronic version of this article is available here.

Novak, B. C. “Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Jochanan Alemanno,” Journal of the Warburg and Coutauld Institutes 45 (1982), 125–47.

Rabin, Sheila J. “Pico on Magic and Astrology,” in Pico della Mirandola: New Essays, ed. M. V. Dougherty (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 152–78.

Reichert, Klaus. “Pico della Mirandola and the Beginnings of Christian Kabbala,” in Mysticism, Magic and Kabbalah in Ashkenazi Judaism: International Symposium Held in Frankfurt a. M. 1991, edited by Karl Erich Grözinger and Joseph Dan (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1995), 195–207.

Spruit, Leen. “Giovanni Pico della Mirandola,” in Species Intelligibilis: From Perception to Knowledge, vol. II (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 1995), 29–32.

Still, Carl N. “Pico’s Quest for All Knowledge,” in Pico della Mirandola: New Essays, ed. M. V. Dougherty (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 179–201.

Sudduth, Michael. “Pico della Mirandola’s Philosophy of Religion,” in Pico della Mirandola: New Essays, ed. M. V. Dougherty (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 61–80.

Thumfart, Alexander. “Readings on Cabbala: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola,” in Jewish Studies at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Proceedings of the 6th EAJS Congress, Toledo, July 1998. Volume II: Judaism from the Renaissance to Modern Times, edited by Judit Targarona Borrás and Angel Sáenz-Badillos, (Leiden: Brill, 1999), 83–90.

Trinkaus, Charles. “Pico’s Pursuit of Theological Concord,” chapter 16.3 of In our Image and Likeness: Humanity and Divinity in Italian Humanist Thought, vol. 2 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970 [Reprinted, South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1995]), 753–60.

Vanhaelen, Maude. “The Pico-Ficino Controversy: New Evidence in Ficino’s Commentary on the Parmenides,” Rinascimento 48 (2008),

von Stuckrad, Kocku. “Christian Kabbalah and Anti-Jewish Polemics: Pico in Context,” in Polemical Encounters: Esoteric Discourse and Its Others, edited by Olav Hammer and Kocku von Stuckrad (Leiden: Brill, 2007), 3–23.

Watts, Pauline Moffitt. “Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and Three Renaissance Neoplatonists: Cusanus, Ficino, and Pico on Mind and Cosmos,” in Supplementum Festivum: Studies in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller, edited by James Hankins, John Monfasani, and Frederick Purnell, Jr. (Binghamton: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1987), 279–98.

Wind, Edgar. “The Medal of Pico della Mirandola,” chapter III of Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1958), 39–56.

Wirszubski, Chaim. Pico della Mirandola’s Encounter with Jewish Mysticism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989).

Yates, Frances A. “Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Magic,” in L’Opera e il pensiero di Giovanni Pico della Mirandola nella storia dell’Umanismo, vol. 1 (Firenze: Nella Sede dell’Instituto, 1965), 159–204.

“Pico della Mirandola and Cabalist Magic,” chapter V of Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, Routledge Classics (London: Routledge, 2002), **-**.

Francis Yates, “The Occult Philosophy in the Italian Renaissance: Pico della Mirandola,” chapter II of The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age, Routledge Classics (London: Routledge, 2001), 19–26

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