Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Ivani, Antonio

Born: 1430, Sarzana
Died: 1482, Pistoia
  • Michele LodoneEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_733-1


Humanist and politician, Antonio Ivani was born in 1430 near Sarzana and died in Pistoia in 1482. His fame is mainly due to his work as historian and particularly to his Historia de Volaterrana Calamitate, yet Ivani’s historical interests can be explained in a broader context of cultural curiosity shown in his rich collection of Latin letters. Besides several reflections about the contemporary political world – with particular attention toward Turkish expansion – in Ivani’s letters can be found some important reference to the Florentine myth, to the rediscovery of the Etruscan antiquities, and to the coeval philosophical trends, toward which the interest of the author was devoted in particular to Hermeticism and to Marsilio Ficino’s production.

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Primary Literature

  1. Ivani, A. 1913. Historia de Volaterrana calamitate. In Rerum Italicarum scriptores, ed. F.L. Mannucci, vol. 23/4. Città di Castello: Lapi.Google Scholar
  2. Ivani, A. 2006. In Opere storiche, ed. P. Pontari and S. Marcucci. Florence: SISMEL.Google Scholar

Secondary Literature

  1. Altamura, A. 1956. Quattro epistole inedite di Antonio Ivani. In Studi e ricerche di letteratura umanistica, 31–41. Napoli: Viti.Google Scholar
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  5. Simonetta, M. 2004. Ivani, Antonio. In Dizionario biografico degli italiani, vol. 13. Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scuola Normale SuperiorePisaItaly
  2. 2.École des hautes études en sciences socialesParisFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luca Bianchi
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly