Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Giovanni Pico della Mirandola" by Brian Copenhaver

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Primary Literature

The Pico of the 1496 Commentationes was an artifact of his nephew’s editorial intentions. Pico as we now know him, even more remote from the facts of his life and thought, is an artifact of twentieth century scholarship whose philosophical roots were in the nineteenth century.

Although Pico’s works, especially the Oration, are now widely available in translation, there is no complete modern edition of the original texts in Latin and Italian: such an edition is now underway in the I Tatti Renaissance Library. In the list below, (1) is the most commonly cited of the early editions. For the Oration, Heptaplus De ente et uno and Disputationes, the standard twentieth century editions were by Garin (2, 3). But for the Oration, see now Bausi (16), and for an English version see (5), which also provides translations of De ente et uno and the Heptaplus. Toussaint’s De ente et uno (11) contains a French translation. Translations and Latin texts of the Conclusions are available in (10, 14, 15). For the Commento, see (6, 7, 8). For the Psalm commentaries, see (13), and for the sonnets (9). The Latin text and an English translation of Gianfrancesco’s Life of Pico can be found in the first volume (12) of the Yale edition of the works of Thomas More, which also contains the prayers and spiritual works.

  1. Opera omnia, reprint of the Basel 1557 edition, Hildesheim: Olms, 1969. (Scholar)
  2. De hominis dignitate, Heptaplus, De ente et uno e scritti vari, ed. Eugenio Garin, Florence: Vallechi, 1942.
  3. Disputationes adversus astrologiam divinatricem, ed. Eugenio Garin, Florence: Vallechi, 1946, 1952.
  4. [Letter to Barbaro] Quirinus Breen, “Giovanni Pico della Mirandola on the Conflict of Philosophy and Rhetoric,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 13 (1952): 384–426. (Scholar)
  5. On the Dignity of Man; On Being and the One; Heptaplus, trans. Charles Wallis, Paul Miller and Douglas Carmichael, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965.
  6. Commentary on a canzone of Benivieni, trans. Sears Jayne, New York: Lang, 1984.
  7. Commentary on a Poem of Platonic Love, trans. D. Carmichael, Lanham: University Press of America, 1986.
  8. Commento, trans. Stéphane Toussaint, Lausanne: L’Age de l’Homme, 1989. (Scholar)
  9. Sonetti, ed. Giorgio Dilemmi, Torino: Einaudi, 1994.
  10. Conclusiones Nongentae: Le novecento tesi dell’anno 1486, ed. Albano Biondi, Florence, Olschki, 1995.
  11. L’Esprit du Quattrocento: Pic de la Mirandole: le De ente et uno et Réponses à Antonio Cittadini, ed. Stéphane Toussaint, Paris: Champion, 1995. (Scholar)
  12. The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, vol. I, ed. Anthony Edwards et al., New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.
  13. Expositiones in Psalmos, ed. Antonino Raspanti, trans. Giacomo Raspanti, Florence: Olschki, 1997.
  14. Syncretism in the West: Pico’s 900 Theses (1486): The Evolution of Traditional Religious and Philosophical Systems, ed. and trans S.A. Farmer, Tempe: MRTS, 1998. (Scholar)
  15. 900 Conclusions philosophiques, cabalistiques e théologiques, ed. Bertrand Schefer, Paris: Allia, 1999.
  16. Discorso sulla dignità dell’uomo, ed. Francesco Bausi, Parma: Fondazione Pietro Bembo, 2003.
  17. Oeuvres philosophiques: Texte Latin, traduction et notes, ed. Olivier Boulnois and Giuseppe Tognon, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1993.
  18. Apologia: L’Autodifesa di Pico di fronte al Tribunale dell’Inquisizione, ed. Paolo Fornaciari, Florence: Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2010. (Scholar)
  19. Oration on the Dignity of Man: A New Translation and Commentary, ed. Francesco Borghesi, Michael Papio and Massimo Riva, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.


A recent bibliography of Pico editions and works about Pico lists more than 700 studies after 1899, but only 160 for the preceding century, when even Italian scholars came late to Pico and not in large numbers:

Secondary Literature

For recent items (and a few not so recent) not mentioned in Quaquarelli and Zanardi, see the list that follows; see also the on-line bibliography compiled and maintained by Michael Dougherty.

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