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Francesco Petrarch, a scholar, poet, Humanist, and promoter of new ideas,
stands between the dying medieval period and the Renaissance, which he
ushered in. Although it cannot be claimed that he had much influence on the
economic and ...
(This also means that it is very difficult to perceive the real movement of
Petrarch's mind: attitudes properly belonging to his later work often seem to have
been anticipated in his earlier writings.) By the time he discovered Vaucluse,
But the death of his closest friends, dislike of the newly elected pope, Innocent VI,
increasingly bitter relations with the Avignon court, all finally determined Petrarch
to leave Provence and settle in Italy. He found rooms in Milan and stayed there ...
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