James Hankins

James Hankins

Professor of History
James Hankins

Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Renaissance intellectual history. Main research interests are the history of Renaissance political thought, history of philosophy, and history of the classical tradition. Founder and General Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library (Harvard University Press) and Associate Editor of the Catalogus Translationum and Commentariorum (Union Academique Internationale). Currently finishing a monograph entitled, The Virtue Politics of the Italian Humanists.

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(links to more publications available on DASH)

  • The Rebirth of Platonic Theology, ed. James Hankins and Fabrizio Meroi (Florence: Olschki, 2013)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy (editor) Cambridge University Press (2007)
  • Humanism and Platonism in the Italian Renaissance, 2 vols. Rome: Edizioni di storia e letteratura (2003-2004)
  • Marsilio Ficino: Platonic Theology, 6 vols. (editor) Harvard University Press (2001-2006)
  • Leonardo Bruni: History of Florence, 3 vols. (editor and translator) Harvard University Press (2001-2007)
  • Renaissance Civic Humanism: Reappraisals and Reflections (editor) Cambridge University Press
  • Plato in the Italian Renaissance, 2 vols. Brill (1990)
  • The Recovery of Ancient Philosophy in the Renaissance: A Brief Guide (with Ada Palmer) Florence: Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento (2007)

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Robinson Hall 206
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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